— Regardless of your choice of transportation or age, how safely and easily we‚Äôre able to get from one place to another has a major effect on our quality of life.¬† This weekend, join AARP Minnesota for a conversation about it.¬† On Saturday, October 28th, we‚Äôre co-hosting a Mayoral forum on the subject of equitable and sustainable transportation. During this forum, candidates will be given an opportunity to share their vision for transportation in Minneapolis.¬† Participating candidates include Raymond Dehn, Al …

— Public Talk and Call To Action with Jeff Chester, Center for Digital Democracy Jeff Chester, Director of the Center for Digital Democracy and national advocate for media justice, joins us on Thursday, November 9th at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Burlington, VT for a provocative and timely talk about how Big Data threatens to change Politics and Democracy forever and what we can do to stop it. The event begins at 5.30 with a reception, followed by the Public …

— By Christina Hernandez Sherwood In an election garnering national attention, Garden State voters on Nov. 7 will choose their next governor: Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, a Republican, or Democratic challenger Phil Murphy. New Jersey and Virginia are the only two states with gubernatorial elections in 2017. Two-term governor and onetime presidential candidate Chris Christie will be replaced by Guadagno, 58, his running mate, or Murphy, 60. Guadagno has served as lieutenant governor since 2010. She was previously the first female …

— Most New Orleans residents 45 and older want to live in their own homes as they age, and AARP Louisiana aims to help make that happen. With the city‚Äôs primary elections coming Oct. 14, AARP advocates are asking mayoral candidates to speak up about their plans to improve transportation, housing and other factors that can help the Big Easy become a more livable community for people of all ages. An AARP survey found safety, affordability and age-friendly housing are key …

— Join us for an important conversation with Senator Mark Warner on the future of¬†health care¬†currently being discussed in the U.S. Senate. ¬†The event is on Wednesday, September 27 from 6-7 p.m. EDT, and Senator Warner will take questions from participants on the call. This is your chance to ask questions about the proposals that will affect you and your family.¬† Hear directly from Senator Warner and get the latest information about what is going on in Washington. ¬†Those interested in …

— What voters want to know from the candidates for Governor of Virginia Virginia voters had many questions for candidates for Governor the week of September 11, 2017.¬† AARP Virginia volunteers were out at events around the Commonwealth, collecting questions from voters and taking their photos with the #FlatPeople. The questions were posted on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #WW2K, and candidates Ed Gillespie, Cliff Hyra and Ralph Northam were tagged. Here‚Äôs a compilation of the questions from the past …

— Wyoming AARP State Director Sam Shumway will participate in a panel discussion called, ‚ÄúHealthcare in Wyoming:¬† What is Next for Us,‚ÄĚ on Sept. 14 from 6-8 p.m. at the Laramie County Library in Cheyenne. ¬†The event is sponsored by the Wyoming Chapter of the League of Women Voters. Shumway will be joined by Eric Boley of the Wyoming Hospital Association,¬† Wendy Curran of Wyoming Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Jan Cartwright of the Wyoming Primary Care Association, as they discuss the …

— Election Day is November 7th – Be sure to vote! You deserve to know where the Atlanta Mayoral candidates stand on issues that are important to our great city, like housing, transportation and economic development. AARP is committed to ensuring you get the information you need before heading to the polls on Election Day. The Georgia Voter Coalition will host a Mayoral Candidate Forum for the top candidates in the Atlanta mayoral race on Wednesday, October 11th. ¬†The Coalition consists …

— AARP Virginia Unleashes Election Social Media Effort #WW2K RICHMOND _ Virginia voters will have a chance to publicly ask candidates for office questions and the office-seekers will have the opportunity to answer those questions in a continuous open forum between now and Election Day. AARP Virginia today launched its 2017 voter engagement campaign, called We Want to Know.¬† The effort, which will be driven primarily through social media, will give voters across the state an online venue for asking the …

— By Tamara Lytle Virginia voters will choose this fall between candidates for governor who differ on taxes, health care and jobs. Republican Ed Gillespie, 56, chaired the Republican National Committee, was a White House counselor to George W. Bush and, more recently, worked as a lobbyist and political consultant. He lives in southern Fairfax County. Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, who turns 58 this month, is the Democratic nominee in the Nov. 7 election. He is a pediatric neurologist and an …