When did the Association of Mature American Citizens form?
The idea behind The Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC, pronounced “A-MACK”) began in 2006. AMAC was officially launched in 2007.
Who founded AMAC, and why?
Dan Weber, a family business owner in New York, founded AMAC because he felt the other major 50+ organizations were too liberal and did not represent his views. Rather than do nothing, Weber decided to begin his own organization. AMAC is a conservative, non-partisan organization with the goal of representing those whose core beliefs are not represented by other major 50+ organizations.
How is AMAC funded?
The vast majority of the costs involved with creating and running AMAC have been funded by AMAC’s founder, Dan Weber. Additional sources of income include membership fees and income from companies advertising in AMAC Advantage, the Official Magazine of The Association of Mature American Citizens. As new members join, the income generated from membership fees are invested right back into AMAC.
How has AMAC been active?
AMAC has been active in various ways since its founding, both on a national and local level. Our national campaigns include: “Protect Our Religious Freedom ” — ”Save Social Security Now” and “Repeal Obamacare.” AMAC representatives attend the annual Values Voter Summit in Washington DC, the annual Conservative Political Action Conference and Rallies for Religious Freedom. As an organization, AMAC has coordinated several Tax Payer Tea Parties in New York and Florida, some of which gathered over 2,500 peaceful protestors. AMAC representatives meet with politicians in Washington DC to discuss issues important to our members and we collect and deliver petitions on many issues to politicians nationwide. AMAC members promote our cause through our AMAC Ambassador program, for details on this program call 352-561-4737.
Right now, ours is a modern-day David vs. Goliath story. We’re small in comparison to the other major 50+ organization, but we’re also the new kid on the block. People are just now finding out about us. The more people that hear about us, the quicker our membership grows. With your support AMAC will continue to grow.
Remember, this is only the beginning! We appreciate your support and patience!
How old must I be to become a member?
AMAC was developed for the 50+ population, and our efforts are geared towards this group. However, AMAC believes that the issues facing the 50+ population should be of concern to everyone. Those under the age of 50 who wish to join may do so as associate members. Associate members will still be able to enjoy many of the benefits that our 50+ members enjoy!
Does my annual or multi-year membership fee include my spouse?
Yes, your annual membership dues include membership for both you and your spouse. Husband and wife need only purchase one membership. Be sure to enter your spouse’s name in the appropriate area of our online or printed enrollment forms.
I do not see any local discounts in my area. Do you have any plans to expand your local discounts?
Yes! We currently offer thousands of local discounts in parts of New York and Florida, and are working hard to expand our local discount program nationally. AMAC would like to expand local discounts to every town in America, but each participating merchant must voluntarily enroll in our program on an individual basis.
In an effort to make this happen as quickly as possible, we’ll soon be launching our “AMAC Ambassador Program”, and will be looking for your help to make it a success. More details will follow, so check back soon.
In the meantime, members can take advantage of our national discounts - including great rates on auto and home insurance, hotel/motel discounts, and car rental discounts – all available on our Member Discounts page. As we grow, we will continue to add additional national benefits.
We’d love to hear from you! Please tell us what types of products, services, and discounts are most important to you. We will work to meet your needs to the best of our ability.
Also, please feel free to let your favorite local merchants know about us, and ask them to contact us about being included in our local discounts program!
Are you being compensated for offering insurance programs to your members? If so, what makes you any different than AARP?
AMAC does receive compensation when an AMAC member chooses their insurance coverage through one of our affiliated Insurance Carriers. AMAC’s ability to operate and advocate for its membership is, in part, made possible by this compensation.
The sales representative discussing the plan options with you is either employed or contracted by a Medicare Health Plan Carrier, Prescription Drug Plan Provider, or Insurance Carrier that is not the Federal Government, and they may be compensated based on your enrollment in a plan.
AMAC was founded to provide conservative Americans with an alternative to AARP. While we strive to provide quality discounted products and services to our valued members, our core purpose is to advocate for Americans aged 50+ on issues of extreme importance such as; Social Security, Taxes, Growth in Government, Medical Care, National Debt, and Immigration.