The following principles guide AARP’s efforts to increase the accountability of government officials, promote access, and encourage civic engagement.
Policymakers on the federal, state, and local levels have important roles in designing livable communities where residents of all ages can participate fully.
People of all ages and ability levels need safe, decent, and affordable housing that will enable them to continue to live safely in their homes and communities as they get o
Promote transparency—proper accountability and oversight of government spending requires a transparent budget process negotiated by elected off
Raise adequate revenue—the tax system must produce enough revenue to pay for important national, state, and local priorities.
Protect people from discrimination—freedom from discrimination is a fundamental right.
The following principles guide AARP’s efforts to promote and sustain individual and population health and improve the health care system by ensuring access