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AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins speaks at the AARP Brain Health event in New York on June 25, 2018.Anthony Behar—Sipa via AP Images
AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins speaks at the AARP Brain Health event in New York on June 25, 2018., Anthony Behar—Sipa via AP Images
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    CEO
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    AARP

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.

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