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AARP Kansas to Mobilize Older Voters Ahead of 2020 Elections

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Campaign to Focus on Protecting 50-plus Voters and Making Their Voices Heard

AARP Kansas has launched “Protect Voters 50+,” a comprehensive voter engagement campaign to support and protect Kansans age 50 and up as they vote in the 2020 elections. The campaign will provide information on where candidates stand on issues that matter to Kansans 50-plus and help them cast their votes safely from home or in-person.

A centerpiece of the campaign will focus on providing information about voting options in Kansas this fall at aarp.org/ks, the AARP Bulletin, direct mail, and digital communications.

“AARP is demanding action to make sure that Americans 50-plus – whether they are working parents, family caregivers, or seniors in nursing homes – can vote and make their voices heard,” said John Hishta, AARP Senior Vice President of Campaigns. “Politicians need to protect the health and financial security of voters 50+, especially during this pandemic.”

The “Protect Voters 50+” campaign will provide people with the information they need about this year’s elections, including:

  • Issue briefings 
  • Direct mail
  • Social media

AARP Kansas will track key races and host a statewide tele-townhall event on October 14, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab. In addition, AARP Kansas will host a series of Wednesday Coffee Chats on www.facebook.com/aarpks at 10:00 a.m. (CST) during August, September and October with election information geared toward multi-cultural audiences. Election information also will be provided through a full-scale digital effort, including, aarp.org/election2020, AARP Now app, social media, and news alerts.

AARP has a proud 34-year history of non-partisan voter engagement and does not endorse or oppose candidates, nor does AARP make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. We encourage all Kansans to ask questions so they understand where the candidates stand on important issues and make their own decisions on Election Day.

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