Five or six years ago, we began to be inundated with "special offers" and "urgent information enclosed" mail entreating us to join AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) and to let them speak for us in policy matters, discount negotiations, etc.
We never joined, partly because my face kinda crinkles up every time I see the word "retired" while we're still raising children. But I didn't have any concrete reasons not to join. Until last year.
When AARP bought into Obamacare Health Care Destruction and other Democrat Policy Disasters, I began researching some of the stands, past and present, of the organization. It took me about ten minutes to decide that I would NEVER join AARP...not now, not when we "retire", not any time before the Second Coming. AARP increasingly speaks for itself, not for, *ahem*, older Americans. And I want nothing to do with its positions.
Are you approaching or over 50? Expect to be 50 someday? Want representation for your interests as a conservative senior citizen? You do have alternatives, and there will probably be several more alternatives during the years that we Boomers cross the line from middle-aged to elderly. Don't reflexively join an organization that works to defeat your values. Look into these and any others you can find!
American Seniors Association