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—   Voting in the mid-term elections is easy for some people – just a quick walk around the corner or a short drive to the polling station. But for others, it may seem impossible. Taking time off from work or overcoming physical disabilities can prevent many people from exercising their right to vote. And living in remote or rural communities can make getting to the polls particularly difficult. But with a little advance planning, you can make sure your vote …

— Kansans who want to participate in the primary elections this year need to register to vote by Tuesday, July 17. The primary elections on Tuesday, Aug. 7, will include races for governor and other statewide offices, four congressional seats, all 125 state representatives and one state senator. Thursday, Oct. 18, is the deadline to register for the general election, which will be Tuesday, Nov. 6. To learn about key issues in the midterm elections, go to aarp.org/vote.

— Photo by Stephen Smith Op-Ed by AARP Kansas Director Maren E. Turner, as published in the Wichita Eagle, August 22, 2016   While the race for the White House dominates this summer’s news, new findings about Social Security should concern Kansas workers who are paying into Social Security today. If our leaders don’t act, anyone under age 50 could see their benefits cut by nearly 25 percent starting the day they receive their first Social Security check. We have long …

— AARP volunteers and staff from Kansas and Missouri attend a presidential campaign rally in Kansas City, Missouri in February 2016   AARP’s Take A Stand campaign is calling on the presidential candidates to lay out their plan to keep Social Security sound for future generations.   In Kansas, Social Security helps more than half a million people pay their bills. It keeps millions in the middle class – and lifts 148,000 retirees above the poverty line.  Kansas residents depend on …