NEW YORK, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP is seeking a candidate to fill its top volunteer position – State President. Through education, advocacy, and outreach, the position will serve as the volunteer leader for AARP New York's volunteer Executive Council and a driving force behind working for the issues that matter most to this dominant body of voters.
In New York, the 50+ population show up to the polls year-in and year-out, and have established themselves as the most influential voting demographic in the state.
AARP has long relied on the invaluable contributions made by its dedicated team of nearly 6,000 volunteers who serve as the backbone of the organization. The State President will be responsible for engaging and energizing volunteers in shaping AARP's vision, mission and strategic priorities throughout New York State.
"The State President plays a crucial role in guiding the work of AARP on behalf of our 2.6 million members in New York and working on issues that impact millions of New Yorkers every day," said Beth Finkel, State Director for AARP in New York. "We are looking for someone to play that crucial role in helping to identify and tackle key issues impacting New Yorkers' kitchen table economies such as high utility rates, age discrimination in the workforce, caregiving and retirement planning."
This year, as the last Baby Boomers are set to turn 50, the needs of New York's 50+ population are more pressing than ever. It is an exciting time for volunteers to get involved in tackling a variety of crucial issues head-on from being able to afford to retire to having better resources to help care for an aging loved one, and from addressing worsening older adult hunger to making the state's communities more livable through safer streets and affordable housing. AARP is seeking a visionary leader passionate about these issues and capable of delivering results for 50-plus New Yorkers.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services. A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity of AARP that is working to win back opportunity for struggling Americans 50+ by being a force for change on the most serious issues they face today: housing, hunger, income and isolation. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.aarp.org.
SOURCE AARP New York