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Michiganders Tell Candidates What It's Like to Walk in their Shoes


Are candidates listening to voters 50+? Do they understand their concerns?

We’ve heard from thousands of people: Telling us about their day-to-day lives. Sharing about the stress they feel about the future. They are unable to save enough for retirement--or dipping into nest eggs just to pay for everyday expenses. Many Michiganders have had to pay thousands out of their own pockets to care for their loved ones while also juggling jobs, often without paid leave.

Voters 50+ have a lot on their plates--and are feeling invisible and ignored. Here in Michigan, we know many older Michiganders are worried about rising costs for basic needs like food, gas and medication.

Michiganders like Jamie, who shared, "I don't have enough money to pay my bills now that prices are so high. Try eating soup or rice and beans every night… because you can't afford more."

And Gordon, "I'm a caregiver for an aging parent who has memory and cognitive issues. This is the hardest job I have ever had in my life and I get no support. I wish there was more support for families to assist the elderly."

With just weeks left until the midterm election, it’s more urgent than ever for candidates to listen to this powerful constituency--to understand what it’s like to walk in their shoes--and focus on the issues that matter to them.

50+ voters here in Michigan will decide this election and they're looking for candidates who will listen. Politicians ignore them at their own risk.

Tell candidates about what it’s like to walk in your shoes. Visit today.

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