AARP is a non-partisan, non-profit organization with more than 35 million members aged 50 and older. As the largest membership organization representing the interests of older Americans, AARP has a longstanding interest and involvement in combating telemarketing abuses and educating consumers about dealing with unwanted sales calls. While AARP’s concerns about telemarketing arose due to widespread fraudulent practices that targeted older persons (and those concerns continue), these initial concerns led to an expanded focus on effective means to reduce numerous, repeated intrusions into people’s homes by callers trying to sell myriad products and services. AARP thus has devoted significant resources for nearly a decade to all facets of federal and state telemarketing laws and regulations designed to reduce unwanted and unwelcome telemarketing sales calls, to ban fraudulent and deceptive telemarketing practices, and to provide adequate remedies for victims.