Title

"City" piece on the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), which quietl

Authors

Lael Morgan

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

4-25-2002

Pages

7-8

Abstract

"City" piece on the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), which quietly moved paid staffers into Portland this month, the first ever for Maine's traditionally all-volunteer chapter. Paid support on a local level is part of the organization's national effort to gain more political clout. The chapter in Maine, which is growing faster than most states, with a membership of nearly 200,000, has moved quickly to take advantage of reorganization. Steve Jennings, Maine's new AARP advocacy director, said AARP's No. 1 national priority is getting prescription drug benefits into Medicare. Second on the list is making sure Medicare and Social Security remain solvent, and third is a campaign for better long-term health care.

Subjects

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

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