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— More than 1.3 million Georgians care for older parents, spouses, children and adults with disabilities, or other loved ones, helping them to live independently in their homes and communities, where they want to be. A labor of love, family caregiving can be exhausting and overwhelming. That doesn’t change on Election Day. It can be incredibly difficult for many family caregivers to take a break from their caregiving responsibilities to get to the local polling station. And if a caregiver’s love …

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— AARP has earned a reputation for objectivity, balance and non-partisanship, which it is critical for every one of us to protect, especially during a highly partisan election season. Please join an important discussion of AARP’s political activity policy with legal expert Kelsy Bennett.  You’ll learn what types of political activities are ok and what to avoid based on your AARP volunteer role.  As always, time will be built in for your questions and comments. Here’s how to join: Date: Thursday, …

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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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— As the campaign season heats up, voters will be bombarded with information from candidates, from television ads to literature in the mail to social media posts and tweets. Here are six ways you can cut through the clutter and help yourself to become an informed voter: First: Explore the candidates’ websites to see where they stand on your hot-button issues. Second: If one of the candidates is an incumbent in the House of Representatives or Senate, go to Congress.gov and research their voting …

— By Drew Jubera Three years ago, Kay Argroves, a nurse anesthetist, read a story about advocacy volunteers for AARP Georgia. It intrigued her. Argroves had always been interested in the political process, and this looked like a way to become more involved. “I vote every chance I get,” said the Madison resident. “But voting can only go so far.” So Argroves contacted the AARP state office, attended training for volunteers and found herself under the Gold Dome, navigating a maze …

— Election Day is November 7th – Be sure to vote! You deserve to know where the Atlanta Mayoral candidates stand on issues that are important to our great city, like housing, transportation and economic development. AARP is committed to ensuring you get the information you need before heading to the polls on Election Day. The Georgia Voter Coalition will host a Mayoral Candidate Forum for the top candidates in the Atlanta mayoral race on Wednesday, October 11th.  The Coalition consists …

— AARP Georgia is committed to ensuring that voters have the information they need to make informed decisions on Election Day. With Congress considering legislation that could significantly affect healthcare access for its members, AARP Georgia will sponsor the digital debate coverage and post-debate analysis of the June 6th Congressional District debate between Karen Handel (R) and Jon Ossoff (D) on Channel 2 WSB-TV. “The nation’s eyes are on Georgia’s 6th District, and voters deserve to know where the candidates stand …

— By Ann Hardie In the Nov. 8 election for U.S. Senate, voters will choose between someone they have known a long time and someone they are still getting to know. Republican incumbent Johnny Isakson, 71, first elected to the Senate in 2004, is running for a third term. Before that, he served three terms in the U.S. House and 17 years in the General Assembly. Democrat Jim Barksdale, 63, has never held political office and is running as an antiestablishment …

— Social Security is becoming even more important in Georgia and throughout the country. Over 1.6 million Georgians receive Social Security benefits and these benefits serve as the only source of income for one in three Georgians age 65 and older. If our leaders don’t act, future retirees could lose up to $10,000 a year. That is why AARP has been asking the Presidential candidates and elected officials to Take a Stand and share their plans to make Social Security financially …