Introducing AARP RealPad: The Wi-Fi Tablet That Makes It Easy to Share, Learn, Connect and Play. Learn more


Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
AARP Real Possibilities



AARP Games - Play Now!

Contests and

$10,000 Games Galore Sweepstakes

Sept. 3, 2014 - Oct. 14, 2014
Play AARP Games for a chance to win $10,000!
See official rules. 

AARP Auto Buying Program



Nothing has been viewed

Where We Stand

Decision Day Is at Hand

On Election Day get out and vote your choice

Yet, many 50-plus voters feel frustrated because they don't feel they know where the candidates stand on strengthening Social Security and Medicare and other important issues. And, in fact, they tell us that the candidates have done a poor job explaining their plans for addressing these priority issues.

So, we posed three questions:

1. How would you protect Social Security for older Americans today and strengthen it for future generations?

2. How would you put Medicare on stronger financial ground and protect beneficiaries today and in the future from the burden of rising health care costs?

3. How would you help Americans build a financial nest egg for their retirement?

After paying into Social Security and Medicare throughout your working life, you've earned a say about their future. You also should know where the presidential and congressional candidates stand. I urge you to read the 2012 AARP Presidential Voters' Guide in the autumn issue of AARP The Magazine or online at

Decide for yourself which candidate best reflects your values and views. Then on Election Day, get out and vote your choice.

Share your thoughts: Government & Elections message board.

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts


Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

Downloadable mobile app from AARP® Roadside Assistance from Allstate.

AARP Credit card from Chase

Members can earn 3% cash back on purchases with the AARP® Credit Card from Chase.

Member Benefits

Join or renew today! Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.