Consumer spending is responsible for more than two-thirds of U.S. economic output. Older adults are responsible for a disproportionate share of consumer spending.
The following principles guide AARP’s efforts to increase the accountability of government officials, promote access, and encourage civic engagement.
Older adults, like everyone, have the right to be treated with dignity and respect and to be free from discrimination.
These principles guide AARP’s policies on personal and legal rights and protections in the legal system.
Maintaining trust and confidence in the government requires strong democratic processes and government institutions.