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Gray Panthers

National. 23 chapters. Founded 1970. Multigenerational education and advocacy movement/organization which works to bring about fundamental social changes including a national health care system, elimination of all forms of discrimination and economic justice. Newsletter and newspaper. Chapter development guidelines. Dues $30 (US); $50 (Organization); $50 (International). Online site offers referrals to local chapters and useful links.
Write:
Gray Panthers
1612 K St. NW
Washington, DC 20006
Voice: 1-800-280-5362 or 202-737-6637
Fax: 202-737-1160
Website: http://www.graypanthers.org
E-mail: info@graypanthers.org
Verified: 9/8/2011

OWL - The Voice of Midlife and Older Women

National. Founded 1980. Membership organization that advocates on behalf of various economic and social issues for midlife and older women (social security, pension rights, employment, caregiver support, elder abuse, etc.). Newsletter and chapter development guidelines. Dues are sliding scale based on income.
Write:
Older Women's League
1025 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 701
Washington, DC 20036
Voice: 1-877-653-7966
Fax: 202-332-2949
Website: http://www.owl-national.org
E-mail: owlinfo@owl-national.org
Verified: 8/26/2011

AARP

(BILINGUAL) National. 4000 chapters. Founded 1958. Organization for people age 50 and older. Addresses needs and interests through information, education, advocacy and community service which are provided by a network of local chapters and experienced volunteers throughout the country. Offers members a wide range of special benefits and services, including 'AARP Magazine' and the monthly 'Bulletin.'
Write:
A.A.R.P.
601 E St., NW
Washington, DC 20049
Voice: 1-888-687-2277 (Mon.-Fri., 7am-midnight EST)
Website: http://www.aarp.org
Verified: 1/26/2011

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