— Voters age 50 and older were the deciding factor in last year’s midterm elections, according to the National Election Pool Exit Poll results. The findings confirmed that 50-plus voters made up the majority of voters 62% in Ohio and 56 percent nationally. Candidates who ignored older voters, Ohio’s most powerful voting group, paid a price on Election Day.   Older voters held candidates accountable for not finding common ground on the issues that matter to them and their families. What they …

— (Ridgeland, MS) – AARP Mississippi applauds the Mississippi Legislature for passing House Bill 366, The Mississippi Broadband Enabling Act. The legislation was signed into law by Governor Phil Bryant today. “Expanding access to broadband is an important quality of life issue for Mississippians who live in rural areas,” said AARP Mississippi State Director Kimberly L. Campbell, Esq. “High-speed internet access can provide opportunities for Mississippians to use telehealth, distance learning and other technologies. It also could help combat social isolation …

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— In Georgia, an estimated 626,070 people, or 25 percent of the rural population, are without access to 25 Mbps/3 Mbps internet service. This lack of high-speed internet, or broadband as it is commonly referred, can have a lasting impact. AARP Georgia supports broadband expansion because broadband delivers new technologies that are improving the quality of life for people of all ages and can help older Georgians live independently in their homes and communities. It also combats social isolation and improves …

—   “Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.” – William Faulkner Speaking up is perhaps one of the defining traits of our American independence. The freedom to speak and the right to advocate for change is what makes our government more accessible. It’s what makes it more flexible. It’s what makes it a government “of, by, …

— Voters age 50 and older were the deciding factor in last year’s midterm elections, according to the National Election Pool Exit Poll results. The findings confirmed that 50-plus voters made up the majority of voters at 61% in Mississippi and 56 percent nationally. Older voters held candidates accountable for not finding common ground on the issues that matter to them and their families. What they care about here in Mississippi is health care, and they made their voices heard last …

— 50-Plus Voters Were Largest Voting Bloc in Montana’s Midterm Election Voters age 50 and older were the deciding factor in last year’s midterm elections, according to the National Election Pool Exit Poll results. The findings confirmed that 50-plus voters made up the majority of voters — 53% in Montana. Candidates who ignored older voters, Montana’s most powerful voting group, paid a price on Election Day. Older voters held candidates accountable for not finding common ground on the issues that matter …

— Voters age 50 and older were the deciding factor in last year’s midterm elections, according to the National Election Pool Exit Poll results. The findings confirmed that 50-plus voters made up the majority of voters 64% in Minnesota, and Candidates who ignored older voters, Minnesota’s most powerful voting group, paid a price on Election Day. Older voters held candidates accountable for not finding common ground on the issues that matter to them and their families. What they care about here …

— The 2019 Missouri State Legislative Session  Today, the 100th General Assembly will convene their first regular session. Session will run January 9 – May 19, 2019. There are many challenges facing the new and returning legislators, including revenues that aren’t keeping up with basic budget needs and restoring funding to long term services and supports that were cut two years ago. AARP Missouri will be tracking the legislation that is most important to you, your family, and your neighbors, so …

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— Voters age 50 and older were the deciding factor in last year’s midterm elections, according to the National Election Pool Exit Poll results. The findings confirmed that 50-plus voters made up the majority of voters, 51 percent here in Georgia. Candidates who ignored these voters, Georgia’s most powerful voting group, paid a price on Election Day. Older voters held candidates accountable for not finding common ground on the issues that matter to them and their families. One issue which was …

— Voters age 50 and older were the deciding factor in last year’s midterm elections, according to the National Election Pool Exit Poll results. The findings confirmed that 50-plus voters made up the majority of voters – 53 percent in North Dakota and 56 percent nationally. Older voters want candidates accountable to find common ground on the issues that matter to them and their families. What they care about here in North Dakota is health care, and they made their voices …