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ICYMI: Congressman Jack Kingston Backs Divided We Fail

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Location: Atlanta, GA

ICYMI: Congressman Jack Kingston Backs Divided We Fail

U.S. Representative Jack Kingston, (R-1), recently announced his support for a broad national effort led by AARP to find common sense solutions to health care and lifetime financial security.

Kingston signed a congressional pledge of support for Divided We Fail, which AARP has launched to raise the voices of millions of Americans who believe that health care and lifetime financial security are the most pressing domestic issues facing our nation.

Kingston joins eight other members of the Georgia congressional delegation to pledge support for Divided We Fail. They include: Sanford Bishop, D-2nd, Hank Johnson, D-4th, John Lewis, D-5th, Tom Price, R-6th, Jim Marshall, D-8th, Phil Gingrey R-11th, John Barrow, D-12th and David Scott, D-13th. To date, 260 other members of Congress - from both parties - have signaled their support for Divided We Fail either through a signed pledge or a letter of support.

"AARP Georgia is thrilled to have Congressman Kingston on board with Divided We Fail," said Ken Mitchell, AARP Georgia state director. "In supporting this effort, he joins thousands of Georgians who are demanding answers, action and accountability - not partisan gridlock - to address these critical national priorities."

Health care costs are out of control for individuals and employers. A record 47 million people are living without health insurance; and financial security is just as tenuous for far too many Americans. National savings rates are at an all-time low and nearly half of all private sector workers are not signed up for an employer-sponsored retirement plan.

"Finding solutions to these challenges is critical to current and future generations and will require the efforts of individuals, business and elected officials. AARP Georgia thanks Congressman Kingston for recognizing these challenges and for signaling his intent to work together to solve them," Mitchell said.

AARP
Serving more than one million members in Georgia, AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. For more information, visit www.aarp.org/ga.

Divided We Fail
It's time we ensure health and long-term financial security for all. That's why AARP, Business Roundtable, the Service Employees International Union and the National Federation of Independent Business, are leading Divided We Fail, an initiative to give voice to millions of Americans who are tired of letting Washington gridlock stand in the way of affordable, quality health care and long-term financial security - the most pressing domestic issues facing our nation. Common sense solutions are needed, and everyone - individuals, businesses and government - has a role and a responsibility in ensuring health and financial security for all. Go to www.dividedwefail.org to learn more.


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