On the Social Security question, the organization will have to sell its position to members -- which likely will be a major challenge. A February Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found 84% of Americans age 65 and up opposed benefit cuts. Internal AARP polling shows similar resistance.
AARP plans to hold hundreds of events for seniors, in every state. At town halls and listening sessions, AARP plans to explain the political and budgetary realities facing the program by playing a game in which participants try to make Social Security solvent.