AARP Congratulates Kirsten Gillibrand

Jan 23, 2009, 13:28 ET from AARP New York State

ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Lois Aronstein, AARP NY State Director:

AARP New York congratulates Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand on her appointment as U.S. Senator from New York. We have enjoyed a productive working relationship with the Congresswoman on health and financial security issues important to our members including outreach on economic stimulus, consumer protections in the credit card industry and health care affordability.

Congresswoman Gillibrand was one of the first members of Congress in New York State to sign a Divided We Fail pledge affirming her intentions to work in a bi-partisan manner to address our country's health care and lifetime financial security issues.

The issues of health care and lifetime economic security will not solve themselves, but will require action from everyone. The new Administration and the new Congress will get nothing accomplished if the political will to act does not exist. AARP and Divided We Fail are committed to ensuring the environment for action exists.

We look forward to continuing to work with Kirsten Gillibrand as our newest U.S. Senator on the issues of health care and lifetime financial security.

AARP New York has over 2.5 million members. AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, published bimonthly; AARP Bulletin, our monthly newspaper; AARP Segunda Juventud, our bimonthly magazine in Spanish and English; NRTA Live & Learn, our quarterly newsletter for 50+ educators; and our website, AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

SOURCE AARP New York State