AARP Illinois Leaders Head to Washington to Urge Politicians to Not Cut Social Security and Medicare

Aarp launches new tv ad calling on congress to protect Social security and medicare from harmful cuts

On Wednesday, July 13th, AARP volunteer leaders from Illinois and across the nation will travel to Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress, urging them to protect Social Security and Medicare from devastating cuts. These meetings will take place as AARP launches a new television ad campaign to urge Congress to focus on cutting waste and closing loopholes rather than enacting harmful cuts to critical Social Security and Medicare benefits that millions of Americans have earned through a lifetime of hard work.

The new, multi-million dollar advertising campaign will air nationally and in local markets. In addition to the TV ad, AARP is engaging its millions of members to make their voices heard through direct mail, phone calls, email alerts, publications, and tele-townhall meetings.

WHEN:  Wednesday, July 13, 2011

WHO:  Volunteers from AARP Illinois will visit the Capitol Hill offices of:
--Senator Dick Durbin
--Senator Mark Kirk
--Representative Judy Biggert
--Representative Joe Walsh
--Representative Robert Dold

For more information about AARP's National Lobby Day and to view the new television ad, visit

Contact:  Heather Heppner, 312-458-3623 or [email protected]

 /PRNewswire-USNewswire-- July 12, 2011/