Washington, D.C., August 5, 2016 — I am so pleased to learn that AARP has decided to honor its members and their families by ending its financial backing of the American Legislative Exchange Council.  Important anchor institutions like AARP must help lead the path forward toward a diverse and inclusive nation. This does not happen by supporting anti-democratic forces that seek to reverse our country’s progress. AARP’s decision is on the right side of history and affirms the values that will lead us to a more perfect union.