The Iowa State Fair and its dazzling daily parade of presidential candidates is behind us, but there are still lots of opportunities for AARP Iowa volunteers to remind candidates that stabilizing Social Security should be at the top of their agendas.
Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses are scheduled for Feb. 1, 2016—which means there are 145 more days to make a difference said Kent Sovern, state director of AARP Iowa.
"In Iowa, we're lucky because campaigns are up close and personal which means our volunteers are in a unique position to help candidates understand the importance of putting Social Security on a stable footing," Sovern said.
The candidates themselves go out of their way to be accessible to Iowans and appear throughout the state; in September scheduled events range from Sports Page Bar and Grill in Indianola (Sen. Rand Paul, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 11) to the Caucus Candidate Forum Series sponsored by the Iowa Caucus Consortium and supported by AARP, DMACC and Microsoft (former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Iowa Historic Building, Sept. 22) to the Westfair Fairgrounds in Council Bluffs (Ohio Gov. John Kasich, 4 p.m., Sept. 26).
For a complete list of candidate appearances visit the Des Moines Register's Candidate Tracker.
AARP is non-partisan and does not endorse candidates from either party; to get involved with AARP Iowa's statewide 2016 campaign to keep Social Security in the forefront email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-866-554-5378 toll free and ask for Connie Eastman.
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