AARP Does Not Endorse Political Candidates

Posted on 12/19/19

December 19, 2019

Laura Polacheck, 801-209-5920;

AARP Utah Clarifies It Does Not Endorse Candidates or Make Contributions to Political Campaigns or Candidates

Midvale, UT—AARP Utah State Director Alan Ormsby released the following statement today in response to the House Majority Forward’s citation of AARP in political advertisements featuring Rep. Ben McAdams:

“AARP did not authorize or participate in the production of the advertisement featuring Rep. Ben McAdams. AARP has a proud 34-year history of non-partisan voter engagement and does not endorse or oppose candidates, nor does AARP make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. We encourage Utahns to ask questions so they understand where the candidates stand on important issues and make their own decisions on Election Day.”


AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, including 226,000 in Utah, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit or follow @AARPUT and @AARPadvocates on social media.

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