Washington, D.C., August 1, 2016 — I am deeply disturbed to learn that AARP is a financial backer of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). AARP should be more sensitive to its members (and their families) who are vulnerable to ALEC-supported legislative efforts that encourage voter suppression, gun violence, high-cost prescription drugs, and other policies that are especially harmful to seniors, low and middle income families, and communities of color. I urge AARP to stand on the side of democracy, public safety, and affordable health and financial service options by renouncing its ALEC membership. I further call on AARP to affirm its commitment to supporting an inclusive nation that maximizes public participation in U.S. civic life, equal protection under the law, and the public welfare through policies and practices that support health, safety, and economic security for all.