— An Extraordinary Election Season With the 2018 election season finally over, AARP Maine is taking a look back at all the amazing ways our volunteers and members worked with us to infuse important issues into the political arena. Our office hosted televised debates in Portland and Bangor, and held community conversations on health care and other issues in multiple locations from York to Aroostook counties. We hosted the candidates for US Senate at our Annual Meeting in Hallowell. We also …

— Are you skilled at using your phone to take photos and videos, or just getting started? Are you a master at Facebook and Twitter, or do you lurk in the background? Whether you are a beginner or an expert, AARP Hawaii wants you to join its volunteer communications team. As a social media volunteer, you can help share AARP Facebook and Twitter posts or take photos and videos at events. Through the end of the year, AARP Hawaii will hold …

— 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) …

— NEW! Read the June AARP Bulletin story about how one AARP Massachusetts volunteer uses social media to be involved in legislative advocacy! At AARP Massachusetts, we use a variety of methods to communicate with Bay State residents. We send out weekly email notifications about upcoming events, and our popular monthly e-Newsletter; we send press releases to newspapers, and radio and TV stations; we post information on our website; and we use social media. Our two social media platforms  — Facebook and Twitter — …

— Do you like to write, or are you an amateur photographer?  Maybe you’re a Facebook or Twitter expert.  Join our volunteer communications team — the Virtual Volunteer Newsroom — and tell the world about what AARP Virginia is doing in your community.  Your job would be to attend AARP events in your area, take photos, post to social media, and write a story about what happened.  If you’ve ever wanted to join the world of journalism, now is your chance! …

— Members of AARP Arkansas’ volunteer Executive Council invite you to learn more about how AARP helps Arkansans realize their Real Possibilities…and learn where AARP Arkansas stands on key issues on the state and federal levels. Watch for updates here, on Facebook and on Twitter. State Volunteer President Charlie Wagener: Executive Council member Willa Black Sanders of Maumelle:

— Do you tweet? Is Facebook your friend? Connect with AARP on social media to keep up with the latest news! Check out our Facebook page to find out about upcoming events in your community, see the latest tips, tools and resources.  Like and share our posts to help spread the helpful information. Follow us on Twitter @AARPVa to get up-to-the-minute updates and live reports from AARP events!  Favorite and retweet our posts and let all your friends know about the …

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— Are your family and friends on Facebook, while you’re still wondering what’s in it for you? Or if you already use Facebook, do you worry about privacy on the social network? Hate sifting through irrelevant or annoying posts and game invitations to find what you’re looking for? Do you want to learn about getting started on Twitter, and how it can help you follow breaking news, “jump the line” for customer service, cheer on your team, comment during a TV …

— Older Kentuckians are increasingly plugging into social media, and AARP Kentucky wants to hear what they have to say! Folks on our social media channels are busy chatting about caregiving, financial security, livable communities, Social Security, grandkids, pets and other things that matter to them. AARP KY is recruiting volunteers who use Facebook and/or Twitter to encourage people to share ideas about these issues online. When we reach out to our members via social media, we are not just reaching members. Potentially, …