The following principles guide AARP’s efforts to increase the accountability of government officials, promote access, and encourage civic engagement.
A livable community is one that is safe and secure. It offers choices in where to live and how to get around.
Policymakers on the federal, state, and local levels have important roles in designing livable communities where residents of all ages can participate fully.
Maintaining trust and confidence in the government requires strong democratic processes and government institutions.
Taxes play an essential role in the functioning of modern society. Their primary goal is to fund government operations. But their role goes well beyond that.
Americans’ retirement income comes from several sources. For most, Social Security income is the foundation of financial security in retirement.
Raise adequate revenue—the tax system must produce enough revenue to pay for important national, state, and local priorities.
Pursue multiple strategies—a variety of strategies are needed to assure financial security in retirement.