Jo Ann Jenkins

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AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins speaks at the AARP Brain Health event featuring Kaite Couric, Jane Krakowski and AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins to #Disrupt Dimentia at NeueHouse Penthouse in New York, NY, on June 25, 2018. (Photo by Anthony Behar/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)Anthony Behar—Sipa via AP Images
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About 24% of the U.S. workforce is 55 or above—and older workers face a disproportionate risk of being laid off. This spring, Jenkins rallied bipartisan support behind a long-­dormant bill that would strengthen federal age discrimination laws. She’s also a dogged critic of prescription drug costs—a burden to which older workers and retirees alike are keenly vulnerable.