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— Our partnership with Kentucky Retired Teacher’s Association (KRTA) began in 2001 when the AARP Kentucky state office opened – and it’s stronger than ever today. KRTA and AARP have developed and enjoyed a trusted relationship based on our shared purpose. Critical issues are on the line in the 2018 midterm elections. State pensions, family caregiving, and prescription drug costs are just some of the issues KY educators care about. On Monday, October 29th at 7:20 p.m. EDT, join leaders from Kentucky …

— AARP Hawai‘i released its 2018 Gubernatorial Video Voters’ Guide as part of AARP’s “Be the Difference. Vote™” campaign, which continues AARP’s long tradition of nonpartisan voter engagement. This guide will provide Hawai‘i voters with information on where the candidates stand on issues that matter most to older residents and their families and help these impactful voters make their voices heard on Election Day. AARP’s 2018 Gubernatorial Video Voters’ Guide features state Rep. Andria Tupola (R) and Gov. David Ige (D) …

— The October issue of the AARP Bulletin provides information about how the mid-term elections will affect older Americans. The magazine lists the following issues that the next Congress will have to handle: Shoring up Social Security Rising drug prices Medicare funding Medicaid: Grow or slow it? The future of health insurance Bolstering retirement savings Lowering retirement taxes Fixing pension shortfalls More help for caregivers Fraud targets Read more here.  

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— AARP ARIZONA AND PROPOSITION 127 AARP on behalf of its 900,000 members in the Grand Canyon state has not taken a pro or con position on Proposition 127 however we thought it was important to raise our concerns. Many of our members are on fixed or low incomes and struggling to make ends meet. AARP advocates for fair and affordable rates and reliable energy service.  We do favor cost effective efforts to increase the percentage from renewable energy. However we …

— Yvette Peña, AARP’s Vice President for Latino Audience Strategy, will be a guest speaker at the 2018 Latino Summit, “Empowerment through Action.” This year’s Summit will focus on the importance of voting. The Summit ties in well with AARP’s new “Be the Difference, VOTE” campaign. The Campaign encourages voter’s to make their voices heard on issues affected American’s age 50 and over. Here are the details for the Summit: WHEN:          Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm …

— AMERICANS 50-PLUS ARE THE NATION’S MOST POWERFUL VOTING BLOC. This election, Medicare, Social Security, support for family caregivers, and prescription drug costs are all on the line. AARP Maine is proud to co-sponsor televised debates* this fall.  Tune in to hear where the candidates stand on the issues you and your family care about. In addition, the debate on October 23rd in Bangor is open to the public to attend, but REGISTRATION is required due to space limitations.  Join us for …

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— Statement from AARP Arizona Concerning Political Ad Sponsored by DSCC and Other Campaigns A political ad that mentions AARP is currently being broadcast in Arizona. AARP did not authorize the DSCC ad and we did not participate in its production. AARP does not endorse candidates or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. We have a proud 32-year history of non-partisan voter engagement, providing voters with information on where the candidates stand on issues important to our members and their …

— AARP-Commissioned Surveys Show 19th and 22nd District 50+ Voters United in Concern Over Health Care Costs, Social Security, Medicare ALBANY, N.Y. – Challengers Antonio Delgado and Anthony Brindisi hold leads over incumbents John Faso and Claudia Tenney among voters 50 and older in the nationally-watched races to represent New York’s 19th and 22nd congressional districts, according to new AARP-commissioned polls. The polls also show 50-plus voters in both districts are united, across party lines, in their concern over healthcare costs …

— By Mary Van Beusekom On Nov. 6, Minnesotans will find a packed ballot with choices for governor, lieutenant governor, both U.S. senators, all eight U.S. House members, all 134 state House members, and various judicial and local officials. In the governor’s race, U.S. Rep. Tim Walz (DFL), 54, is facing Republican Jeff Johnson, 51, a Hennepin County commissioner. To help ensure that the winners address key issues facing older residents, AARP Minnesota urges voters to review the candidates’ stances carefully. …

— By Tim Poor In a close U.S. Senate race getting national attention, two-term Sen. Claire McCaskill (D), 65, is going up against state Attorney General Josh Hawley (R), 38, on Nov. 6. AARP asked the candidates for their views on key issues for 50-plus voters. AARP is nonpartisan and doesn’t recommend candidates. How would you improve service for Social Security recipients? McCaskill: We should be stressing customer service. Unfortunately, the current administration has advocated cutting services, despite the fact that …