— Join AARP Virginia at one of our many local events AARP Virginia staff and volunteers work together in bringing real possibilities to your community.  Join us at our free informative workshops where you can learn about caregiving, Brain Health, identifying frauds, and more.  Socialize with other AARP members at our lunch and dinner groups, free movie screenings and other events. Get connected with many community partner organizations that provide unique tools and programs to tackle issues that matter most to …

— Please thank your senator TODAY for supporting the new 2018-2020 Virginia state budget that expands Medicaid and increases funding to Long-Term Care Ombudsmen. Click on their name below to be directed to their contact information. Senator District Could Gain Coverage* Localities in Senators’ Districts Voted Yes Voted No Barker, George L. 39 3,800 Alexandria City, Fairfax County, Prince William County X Black, Richard H. 13 2,500 Loudoun County, Prince William County X Carrico, Charles W., Sr. 40 10,700 Bristol City, Grayson …

— Please thank your House of Delegates member TODAY for supporting the new 2018-2020 Virginia state budget that expands Medicaid and increases funding to Long-Term Care Ombudsmen. Click on their name below to be directed to their contact information. Delegates District Could Gain Coverage* Localities in Delegates’ Districts Voted Yes Voted No Adams, Dawn M. 68 1,400 Chesterfield County, Henrico County, Richmond City X Adams, Leslie R., “Les” 16 3,800 Henry County, Martinsville City, Pittsylvania County X Aird, Lashrecse D. 63 3,700 …

— ELECTION DAY is exactly one week away!  This year we will vote for our next Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, and our members for the House of Delegates.     Some important information for Registered Voters in Virginia: Deadline to request an Absentee Ballot be mailed to you is Tuesday, October 31st by 5:00 p.m. Click on this link for information about Absentee Voting, in-person Absentee Voting, and listing of every County & City Voter Registrar Office in Virginia.   …

— Join us for an important conversation with Senator Mark Warner on the future of health care currently being discussed in the U.S. Senate.  The event is on Wednesday, September 27 from 6-7 p.m. EDT, and Senator Warner will take questions from participants on the call. This is your chance to ask questions about the proposals that will affect you and your family.  Hear directly from Senator Warner and get the latest information about what is going on in Washington.  Those interested in …

— What voters want to know from the candidates for Governor of Virginia Virginia voters had many questions for candidates for Governor the week of September 11, 2017.  AARP Virginia volunteers were out at events around the Commonwealth, collecting questions from voters and taking their photos with the #FlatPeople. The questions were posted on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #WW2K, and candidates Ed Gillespie, Cliff Hyra and Ralph Northam were tagged. Here’s a compilation of the questions from the past …

— AARP Virginia Unleashes Election Social Media Effort #WW2K RICHMOND _ Virginia voters will have a chance to publicly ask candidates for office questions and the office-seekers will have the opportunity to answer those questions in a continuous open forum between now and Election Day. AARP Virginia today launched its 2017 voter engagement campaign, called We Want to Know.  The effort, which will be driven primarily through social media, will give voters across the state an online venue for asking the …

— By Tamara Lytle Virginia voters will choose this fall between candidates for governor who differ on taxes, health care and jobs. Republican Ed Gillespie, 56, chaired the Republican National Committee, was a White House counselor to George W. Bush and, more recently, worked as a lobbyist and political consultant. He lives in southern Fairfax County. Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, who turns 58 this month, is the Democratic nominee in the Nov. 7 election. He is a pediatric neurologist and an …

— The following are Facebook links and Twitter handles for candidates in the 2017 Virginia General Election.  When posting questions for the candidates, please pose a question that all candidates for the office can answer, and make sure to tag AARP Virginia.  Find us at AARPVirginia on Facebook and @AARPVa on Twitter. Governor Ed Gillespie (R) —  Facebook: EdwardWGillespie Twitter: @EdWGillespie Cliff Hyra (L) — Facebook: CliffHyra Twitter: @CliffHyra Ralph Northam (D)– Facebook: Ralph.Northam Twitter: @RalphNortham Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax (D) …

— What would you ask the next Governor of Virginia?  What do you want to know from the candidates before you cast your vote in November? You can ask your question and be in the know with #WW2K! Here’s what you need to do: 1. Write your question for the candidates on a whiteboard or a white piece of paper.  Make sure it is a question that ALL candidates for the office can answer. Avoid personal attacks on candidates, and do not …

— RICHMOND _ AARP Virginia and the League of Women Voters of Virginia announced today that the state’s largest and most widely-broadcast debate sponsored by nonpartisan organizations has been cancelled for 2017 because Democratic candidate and Lt. Governor Ralph Northam declined to participate. “Virginia voters are the real losers here,” said AARP Virginia Interim State Director Patrick Cobb. AARP Virginia will continue to be active during the course of the election with its We Want to Know campaign encouraging Commonwealth voters …