— For Immediate Release: October 10, 2018 Contacts: Cathy MacCaul / 206-218-5915 Jason Erskine / 206-604-7085 AARP Poll: 50-plus voters in Washington’s 8th Congressional District are United in Concern Over Health Care and Financial Security   Findings among historically powerful voting bloc predict close race between candidates Dino Rossi (R) and Kim Schrier (D)  Washington – In a newly released AARP poll, voters age 50 and over in Washington’s 8th Congressional District are united in their concern over health care and personal …

— The 2018 elections are some of the most important in our lifetimes. Issues like Medicare, Social Security, prescription drugs, family caregiving, age discrimination, and Medicaid are on the line. Americans 50 and older are the nation’s most powerful voting bloc. We need to hold politicians accountable and make them pay attention to the issues that matter to 50+ Americans. Medicare is a deal that must not be broken. We must keep the promise of affordable quality health care for seniors. …

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

— For Immediate Release: October 2, 2018 Contacts:  Jason Erskine / 206-517-9345 Cathy MacCaul / 206-218-5915 AARP Washington clarifies it does not endorse candidates, have a political action committee (PAC), or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates SEATTLE, WA – In response to a direct mail piece from the Washington State Democratic Central Committee and a recent television advertisement from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, AARP again affirms it did not authorize or participate in the production and release of …

— By Dana E. Neuts Mike Tucker, 71, of Lacey, was 21 when he first registered to vote. As the child of a World War II veteran who fought in France and Germany, he was eager to cast a ballot in his first presidential election. It was 1968—Nixon versus Humphrey (and Wallace). “Those were the turbulent ’60s. It was the year Bobby Kennedy and Dr. King were assassinated. Deep conflict existed across the country,” said Tucker. “I can’t help but see …

— AARP is proud to be the lead sponsor for a series of free, nonpartisan, publicly accessible debates for Governor and U.S. Senator this fall hosted by the Washington State Debate Coalition. We believe that voters should have more information from candidates than 30 second sound bites from partisan sources.  Debates are valuable opportunities for the public to engage with the candidates on the important issues that matter most to them. See below to watch the October 23rd U.S. Senator debate between Senator …

— The upcoming elections will have a major impact on people of all ages.  But before we vote, it’s important to get as much information as we can on where the candidates stand on the issues that matter most to us. AARP believes voters should have more information from the candidates than what we get from 30-second sound bites from partisan sources.  That’s why we’re offering a video voters’ guide with candidates for Washington State Governor. See where Governor Jay Inslee …

— AARP is proud to be the lead sponsor for a series of free, nonpartisan, publicly accessible debates for Governor and U.S. Senator this fall hosted by the Washington State Debate Coalition. “We believe that voters should have more information from candidates than 30 second sound bites from partisan sources,” said AARP Advocacy Director Cathy MacCaul.  “We deserve better. Debates are valuable opportunities for the public to engage with the candidates on the important issues that matter most to them.” The …

— Do you want to learn more about the candidates for governor and U.S. senator, and where they stand on issues from state taxes and long-term care funding to Social Security? AARP Washington is a lead sponsor of three televised debates this month, hosted by the Washington State Debate Coalition, which was established by the Seattle CityClub. Attend the debates in person or watch them on broadcast TV or live streaming, thanks to the coalition’s 80 broadcast partners. AARP joins sponsors …

— AARP Washington is looking for graduate-level public policy intern interested in addressing issues impacting the State’s aging population associated with financial security, vulnerable adults and long term care. The intern will work directly with the Advocacy Director on public policy and legislative priorities as well as assist with, community engagement, communications and data management. Duties: Research and evaluate current and new legislative priorities including identifying opportunities for collaboration and partnership. Coordinate participation of legislators at AARP-hosted community outreach events. Monitor …