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AARP NY 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

NEW YORK, N.Y. Today, AARP New York launched “Protect Voters 50+,” a comprehensive voter engagement campaign to support and protect New Yorkers 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 New Yorkers 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 New York this fall at aarp.org/ny, the AARP Bulletin, direct mail, digital communications and paid media.

“AARP New York will continue its advocacy to make sure that New Yorkers 50-plus – whether they are working parents, family caregivers, or residents of nursing homes – can vote and make their voices heard,” said AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel. “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:        

  • Video voters’ guides
  • Polling
  • Issue briefings 
  • Direct mail, text messaging, social media and paid media

AARP New York will track key races, sponsor debates, and host tele-townhall events. Election information 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 New Yorkers to ask questions, so they understand where the candidates stand on important issues and make their own decisions this fall.

Contact: Erik Kriss, ekriss@aarp.org

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About AARP AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.

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