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AARP Hawaii Sponsors Televised Gubernatorial Debate

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AARP Hawaii sponsored a live, televised debate with leading candidates in the general election for governor on Tuesday, October 7. The debate featured Republican candidates Duke Aiona, Democrat David Ige, and Independent Mufi Hannemann.

KHON2 has archived the debate on its website for easy reference through the November 4 general election. It focuses on issues of importance to Hawaii voters age 50+ and their families – including health care, retirement security, support for family caregiving, and long-term care.

All three candidates said they would support a law requiring hospitals to instruct family caregivers in the care to be provided at home when their loved ones are discharged from the hospital. AARP Hawaii is a strong supporter of the CARE Act, which would help family caregivers who make it possible for family members to live more independently in their homes.

The vast majority of Hawaii residents say they want to remain in their homes and communities with the care they want and need for as long as they are able. In a recent survey of Hawaii registered voters age 45+, 95 percent of respondents said they would support requiring hospitals to explain and demonstrate medical and nursing tasks that family caregivers need to perform after patients return home.

Check the AARP Voter Guide more information on where Hawaii candidates for state and federal office stand on issues important to you.

For over 28 years, non-partisan voter education has been part of AARP’s mission to help Americans live their best lives. AARP does not endorse candidates, have a political action committee (PAC), or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. AARP informs its members and the general public about candidates’ position on issues so they can choose candidates that best represent their views and values.

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with nearly 150,000 members in Hawaii. AARP helps people turn goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse.

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