AARP AR invites voters to attend Oct. 2 candidates forum in Helena-West Helena

Posted on 09/25/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Press         MEDIA ADVISORY    Sept. 25, 2014             CONTACT: Michael Rowett 501-217-1625 mrowett@aarp.org                                                   AARP Arkansas invites voters to attend Oct. 2 candidates forum in Helena-West Helena Forum held at UAMS-East will feature invited candidates from several races  HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark.—AARP Arkansas will host a candidates forum on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, offering voters an opportunity to find out where candidates stand on issues that impact voters’ lives.  The forum will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the …

AARP Arkansas releases nonpartisan Voter Guides

Posted on 09/24/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Press         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Sept. 24, 2014                                                           AARP Arkansas releases nonpartisan Voter Guides Voters can view candidates’ own words on issues such as Social Security, Medicare, the Private Option for affordable health care, financial security, tax reform and seniors living independently LITTLE ROCK—AARP Arkansas today released nonpartisan Voter Guides featuring positions from candidates in key federal and state races—in their own words—on critical issues including Social Security, Medicare, Arkansas’ Private Option for affordable health insurance and enabling …

AARP sponsoring ‘Election 2014: AETN Debates’ to air Oct. 13-17

Posted on 09/12/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Press AARP Arkansas is proudly sponsoring the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) 2014 candidate debates, which will be telecast the week of Oct. 13-17. Also scheduled for broadcast is programming  that will review the initiatives expected to appear on the Nov. 4 general election ballot. “It is not only a privilege but a responsibility to vote,” AARP Arkansas State Director Maria Reynolds-Diaz said in a Sept. 12 AETN news release announcing the debates. “Debates provide an important platform for receiving information on how …

AARP poll of AR likely voters shows overwhelming support for more funding, availability of at-home long-term care

Posted on 08/19/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Press         AARP poll of AR likely voters shows overwhelming support for more funding, availability of at-home long-term care Survey shows 91% support funding shift from nursing homes to at-home care provided by caregivers & helping people live independently a powerful potential issue for candidates, especially among caregivers LITTLE ROCK—AARP Arkansas today released a poll showing that 50+ likely voters overwhelmingly support shifting additional federal long-term care funding from nursing homes to home-based care, and where candidates stand …

Join AARP & partners at Aug. 25 Arkansans Fighting Fraud event in Jonesboro

Posted on 08/15/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Press AARP Arkansas and five partner organizations co-sponsor Arkansans Fighting Fraud events, which offer Arkansans the information they need to  protect themselves and their families from con artists, identity theft and other scams. Financial security has always been a priority issue for AARP in Arkansas and across the nation. Building on the launch of AARP’s Fraud Watch Network in late 2013, AARP Arkansas joined  five long-time partner organizations  to revamp the format of consumer forums held in various locations across the state in …

Arkansas Voters Age 50+ and the 2014 U.S. Senate Election

Posted on 08/11/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Press On behalf of AARP, Hart Research Associates and North Star Opinion Research conducted telephone polling among 1,200 voters age 50 and over in Arkansas, between June 24 and July 1, 2014. Arkansas Voters Age 50+ and the 2014 Senate Election (Full Report, PDF) A press release summarizing the poll findings is available here.