drwh0 commented on the blog post With AARP Supporting Social Security Benefit Cuts, It’s Time to Burn My AARP Card
This makes really great fodder for my social movements classes this summer. I’m really glad Eric brings up the issue of organizational maintenance. I think it’s spot on to invoke the iron law of oligarchy. AARP’s model is turning toward a servicing rather than an organizing model of a citizen lobby. With threats to its constituency’s security, it needs to shift to the latter.
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