— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Arizona for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

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— AARP ARIZONA AND PROPOSITION 127 AARP on behalf of its 900,000 members in the Grand Canyon state has not taken a pro or con position on Proposition 127 however we thought it was important to raise our concerns. Many of our members are on fixed or low incomes and struggling to make ends meet. AARP advocates for fair and affordable rates and reliable energy service.  We do favor cost effective efforts to increase the percentage from renewable energy. However we …

— By Ford Burkhart Arizona’s older voters are focused on Social Security and health care. The state elects a governor, a U.S. senator and nine U.S. House members this year. And control of Congress is up for grabs. You’d think that would be enough to motivate 50-plus voters to head to the polls this fall. But AARP Arizona, knowing the state’s history of low turnout in midterm elections, isn’t relaxing its election efforts. Dan Martinez, 72, of Gilbert, AARP’s volunteer state …

—   Sé la diferencia en estas próximas elecciones: ¡Vota! ¿Sabías que en el estado de Wyoming, hace unos años, una elección a la Cámara de Representantes resultó en un empate y sólo se decidió extrayendo una pelota de ping-pong del maltrecho sombrero de vaquero del gobernador? Algo similar sucedió este año en Virginia en una contienda para la Cámara de Delegados. El candidato republicano y el candidato demócrata obtuvieron un idéntico número de votos, y el ganador fue electo mediante …

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— Be the Difference this Election Year Before you vote, take the time to get to know where the candidates stand on issues that matter the most to AARP members and their families. This guide helps explain more about the top federal voting issues for older adults, as well as some guiding principleswhen it comes to the future of our health care and economic security. For more information on any of these voting issues, go to www.aarp.org/vote. MEDICARE Medicare Must Be …

— By Miriam Davidson Arizona’s Republican and Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate, Sen. John McCain and Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, agree on the need to protect Social Security and Medicare for current and future generations, but they disagree on how best to do that. McCain, 80, is in his fifth Senate term. Kirkpatrick, 66, is in her third (nonconsecutive) term representing the 1st Congressional District, which covers most of eastern Arizona, including Flagstaff. McCain spoke by telephone with the AARP Bulletin; Kirkpatrick …