Americans 50+ are the nation’s most powerful voting bloc – and it’s important we stay that way. The power of older voters is real, but many of them don’t vote in most midterm elections. In the 2016 Presidential Election, 2.9 million Ohioans age 50+ voted but in the 2014 Midterm Election, only 2.1 million Ohioans age 50+ voted. That’s a difference of almost 900,000 drop-off 50+ voters. AARP wants to change that.
Here in Columbus our office overlooks the Ohio Statehouse and today, even with the frigid effects of the record-breaking polar vortex, the turnout to pay respect to Ohio’s own Honorable Senator John Glenn is a steady stream, expected to reach the thousands before the evening is over. AARP Ohio joins the nation and especially our great state of Ohio, as we celebrate the extraordinary life of Senator Glenn.
Elva Fosh, literacy tutor/team leader and literacy booster, is the center of our spotlight for AARP Foundation Experience Corps and Greater Cleveland Volunteers.
Volunteers - what would the world do without them? It’s hard to imagine. Volunteers selflessly do good for many reasons, and for most it is the rewarding feeling that comes from helping others. From grocery shopping for an elderly neighbor to advocating on behalf an important issue, volunteers have a passion that extends beyond the ordinary. And at AARP Ohio, we have some of the best!
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