AARP Florida Statement on Union 2020 Mailer’s Citation of AARP

Posted on 10/23/20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 23, 2020

CONTACT:
Dave Bruns, AARP Florida
c: 850.228.2759
e: dbruns@aarp.org

St. Petersburg, Fla. — AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson issued the following statement today in response to Union 2020’s citation of AARP, the unauthorized use of AARP’s logo and misleading statements about AARP in a mailer sent to Florida voters:

“AARP did not authorize or participate in the production of Union 2020’s mailer sent to Florida voters. Further, the mailer includes the unauthorized use of AARP’s logo and uses AARP’s statements in a misleading way. AARP has a proud 34-year history of nonpartisan voter engagement and does not endorse or oppose candidates, nor does AARP make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. We encourage Floridians to find out where the candidates stand on the issues they care about so they can make their own decisions in this election.”

AARP Florida has issued similar statements on political ads twice so far this election season.

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AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @aarp and our CEO @JoAnn_Jenkins on Twitter.

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