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AARP (formerly American Association of Retired Persons) is a U.S. nonprofit organization representing people age 50 years and older, with 39 million members. The national headquarters is in Washington, D.C. with local offices in each state. AARP provides information of interest to older people through publications such as the monthly AARP Bulletin and the bimonthly AARP The Magazine, advocates on public policy issues by doing extensive lobbying, and along with business partners sells auto, homeowners and life insurance, long-term health care insurance, and Medicare supplement insurance.
Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council
ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills. Learn more at the Center for Media and Democracy's ALECexposed.org, and check out breaking news on our PRWatch.org site.
Key executives: 
- William D. Novelli, Chief Executive Officer, Former President The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Former Executive Vice President of CARE, Co-founder and Former President of Porter Novelli
- Erik D. Olsen, President 2006 - 2008, Former CEO of Delta Dental Plan of California
Selected members of the Board of Directors: 
601 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20049
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- Barbara T. Dreyfuss, "The Seduction", The American Prospect, May 12, 2004.
- "AARP Mobilizing to Hound 2008 Candidates", NewsMax.com/Associated Press, March 22, 2007.
- Robert Pear, "AARP Says It Will Become Major Medicare Insurer While Remaining a Consumer Lobby", The New York Times, April 17, 2007.
- Jeffrey H. Birnbaum, "On Issues From Medicare to Medication, AARP's Money Will Be There", Washington Post, April 24, 2007.
- AARP Profile, Hoovers, accessed November 2007.
- Overview, AARP, accessed November 2007.
- AARP lobbying expenses, Open Secrets, accessed November 2007.
- American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC 40th Anniversary Annual Meeting Board Meeting packet, organizational documents, August 6, 2013, released by The Guardian December 3, 2013.
- Leadership, AARP, accessed November 2007.
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