— 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 Georgia for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

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— IMG_6481.mov AARP Georgia volunteers understand the importance of voting! Do you know who the most powerful voting bloc in America is? The 50-plus! Our volunteers from Atlanta, Augusta, Macon and Savannah share why voting is important to them. Have a listen! Posted by AARP Georgia on Monday, October 1, 2018

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— Be the Difference. Vote — AARP Feel like government is broken? Take the pledge to vote in this year’s midterm elections! It’s your chance to hold politicians accountable and make them pay attention to important issues like Medicare and Social Security. Be the difference. Vote! Posted by AARP Georgia on Friday, May 4, 2018

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— September Teletown Hall The Volunteer Teletown Hall is Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. ET. POLITICAL Political activity across the country is heating up as we near the mid-term elections. Please join our Q&A style conference call for volunteers on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7 p-m eastern. Our special guests will be two of AARP’s key consultants, who represent both sides of the aisle, David Smith and Greg Strimple. This is your chance to hear from political insiders about the …

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— “This is one of the most consequential elections of our lifetime,” political scholar Norman Ornstein recently told AARP editors about the 2018 midterm elections, and we wholeheartedly agree. There’s the sheer scope of what we’re voting for. (See pages 9 and 10 for an accounting.) But it’s also the timing. We are at a moment in which important decisions need to be made on many matters key to the lives of older Americans. Read more here … BUL_Voter_Engagement_CoverStory

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— For nearly 40 years, the turnout of voters over age 45 has signifi cantly outpaced that of younger Americans. In the 2016 presidential election, for example, 71 percent of Americans over 65 voted, compared with 46 percent among 18- to 29-year-olds, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. While analysts point to increased energy among younger voters over the past couple of elections, people over 65 continue to show up at the polls far more than any other age group. Read more here: …

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— “Social Security has been getting more attention recently, largely as a result of the tax bill. There’s more talk about cutting programs like Social Security to address the growing deficit,” says David Certner, legislative policy director at AARP. Read more here: Social Security piece June Bulletin

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— Voters want lower costs. The next Congress could make that happen. The addition of a Medicare prescription drug benefit in 2006 has helped keep millions of older Americans from having to choose between putting food on the table or buying medicine. But 12 years later, prescription prices continue to skyrocket, and many 50-plus Americans still face that choice. Click here for the full story: The Election and Drug Prices