Medicare contributes $1.3 billion to North Dakota’s economy, equivalent to 12 percent of state and local government spending in the state, according to a new report from AARP. Medicare also covers 116,951 beneficiaries in the state. Older Americans have said Medicare is one of their top issues in the 2018 mid-term elections, and AARP North Dakota is working to encourage voter participation this election season.
Virginia voters statewide will hear candidates’ positions on issues important to their families
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With Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s seat up for grabs and three congressional incumbents seeking re-election, 2018 will be a pivotal year for Maine voters. AARP Maine wants to know where each candidate stands on issues such as health care and retirement security.
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Hempstead, NY — “Americans who are working hard and paying into Social Security were the real losers at tonight’s debate,” AARP Senior Vice President, Campaigns, John Hishta said.
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For the first time in six years, the state’s gubernatorial race does not include an incumbent. That means AARP has a greater opportunity to help frame the agenda.
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AARP, local elected officials will kick off Social Security event
The campaign season is well under way, and AARP wants candidates to tell voters how they would update Social Security for the 21st century and keep the promise for future generations.
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As the state gears up to elect its next governor, AARP is offering members a chance to meet the candidates and learn their positions on issues important to Vermonters age 50-plus. AARP will host an information and training session for those interested in talking with candidates about their plans to improve transportation infrastructure, for example, or to keep utilities affordable. Volunteers will facilitate discussions of key issues at town hall meetings and other events, or through social media. “This is a great chance to get involved in the race for governor without getting tangled in partisan politics,” said Greg Marchildon, AARP state director. The session will be held at the AARP state office, 199 Main St., Suite 225, in Burlington, on Friday, July 1, from 10 a.m to noon. Snacks will be provided.
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