“Black History Month has never been just a celebration of Black America’s achievements and stories—it’s part of a deliberate political strategy to be recognized as equal citizens.” –Dr. Theodore R. Johnson
|As we kick off Black History Month, AARP is proud to honor this rich heritage. Black History is our collective American history. It’s about the shared experience of all African Americans and remembering the past so we can create a better future. It’s a reminder of where we as a country have been so that we know where we need to go.
This February, our AARP agenda is focused on leveraging the spirit and momentum of the history of Black voices often left unheard. As we think back to the stories our parents and grandparents have told us, we are reminded—it takes all of us. AARP’s energy will remain focused on our vision of a society in which all people live with dignity and purpose, and fulfill their goals and dreams. We will be the Fierce Defender to fight for lower prescription drug prices, protection of Social Security and Medicare from cuts, support for family caregivers so they can safely care for their loved ones at home, and ensure you have trusted information on how to exercise your right to vote. Yesterday, President Biden gave his State of the Union address, and we were pleased to hear bipartisan support for protecting Social Security and Medicare from any benefit cuts. We will continue to advocate for what matters most to you and our community.
|We need your constant perseverance, courage, tenacity, and vision to bring about the change we want, from lower Rx drug prices to protecting Social Security and Medicare. We can’t do it without you.
Let’s continue the good fight,