AARP Wisconsin Delegation Supports Divided We Fail at Capitol Hill Advocacy Day

WASHINGTON, July 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In the latest effort to bring individuals, businesses, consumer groups and government together to find solutions for Americans’ health and financial security concerns, staff members from AARP Wisconsin fanned out on Capitol Hill today to meet with the state’s Congressional delegation. Beginning with a rally of more than 2,000 people, the Divided We Fail coalition presented Members of Congress with a pledge to support the group’s platform for quality, affordable health care and lifetime financial security.

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“Today’s meetings gave our local staff a chance to sit down face-to-face with Wisconsin’s representatives and discuss the Divided We Fail pledge,” said AARP Wisconsin Director D’Anna Bowman. “We are thrilled to have a signed pledge from Sen. Kohl, and we look forward to continuing to work on the top domestic issues facing this nation. This advocacy day will further our goal of amplifying the voices of nearly 39 million AARP members across the country.”

A photo of Sen. Kohl, AARP WI Director D’Anna Bowman, and the AARP WI delegation is attached to this release for your review.

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To find more information about the Divided We Fail efforts and to read the pledge, go to


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Divided We Fail

Divided We Fail now has offices in four early primary and caucus states (Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada) and encompasses traditional grassroots work, advertising, and online activities which will engage the public, business and elected officials in the debate, encouraging public leaders to offer solutions. More information about the Divided We Fail efforts can be found at