60 Plus Association

Mission

"The 60 Plus Association is a non-partisan seniors advocacy group with a free enterprise, less government, less taxes approach to seniors issues. 60 Plus has set ending the federal estate tax and saving Social Security for the young as its top priorities. 60 Plus is often viewed as the conservative alternative to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).'" (http://www.60plus.org/about/)

Issue areas: Senior Citizens | Social Security and Medicare
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

AARP

Mission

"AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership that helps people age 50 and over have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole, ways that help people 50 and over improve their lives. Since 1958, AARP has been leading a revolution in the way people view and live life." (http://www.aarp.org/about-aarp/)

Issue areas: Senior Citizens
Major Player:
2006 News Frequency: Top 10th Percentile

Alliance for Retired Americans

Mission

"The mission of the Alliance for Retired Americans is to ensure social and economic justice and full civil rights for all citizens so that they may enjoy lives of dignity, personal and family fulfillment and security. The Alliance believes that all older and retired persons have a responsibility to strive to create a society that incorporates these goals and rights and that retirement provides them with opportunities to pursue new and expanded activities with their unions, civic organizations and their communities." (http://www.retiredamericans.org/about/mission-statement)

Issue areas: Senior Citizens
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

American Geriatrics Society

Mission

"Our Mission: To improve the health, independence and quality of life of all older people." (http://www.americangeriatrics.org/about_us/who_we_are/)

Issue areas: Senior Citizens
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

Gray Panthers

Mission

"Mission: Work for social and economic justice and peace for all people." (http://graypanthers.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=32&Ite...)

Issue areas: Senior Citizens | 2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

National Council on Aging

Mission

"The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC… Our mission [is] to improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged." (http://www.ncoa.org/about-ncoa/)

Issue areas: Senior Citizens
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

National Indian Council on Aging

Mission

"The mission of NICOA is to advocate for improved comprehensive health, social services and economic well-being for American Indian and Alaska Native Elders." (http://nicoa.org/nicoa/)

Issue areas: Native Americans | Senior Citizens | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile