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Conversations About You Should Include You

Earl Williams isn’t close to retiring. He enjoys his career as the chief financial officer of a non-profit organization in Louisiana. But the heated political rhetoric in Washington regarding Medicare and Social Security has him thinking about his financial security quite a bit.

See also: You’ve Earned a Say Questionnaire

“I’ve earned my benefits over a lifetime of hard work. A lifetime of paying taxes. Washington shouldn’t just change the rules on people who played by the rules their entire lives,” said Williams. “I feel if they’re talking about me, they should include me in the conversation.”

AARP couldn’t agree more.

That’s why we are kicking off You’ve Earned a Say, so we can ensure you have a say in the future of Medicare and Social Security.

AARP Louisiana will be hosting four community conservations across the state and will then hold smaller conversations for those who want to bring the conversation closer to home.

What’s the biggest challenge facing Medicare? How important is Social Security to your financial security in retirement?

We want to hear from you. Please consider joining us at one of the community conversations near you.

Baton Rouge
April 23, 2012 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Lod & Carole Cook Conference Center at LSU
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New Orleans
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Lindy Boggs Conference Center at UNO
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Wednesday, May 9, 2012
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Hilton Lafayette
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Thursday, May 10, 2012
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Clarion Hotel
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Can’t join us? Let us know what you think by responding online.

A primary goal of You’ve Earned a Say will be to empower 50+ Americans by arming them with information they need to make informed judgments regarding the various proposals for changes to Social Security and Medicare being debated in Washington, and then decide for themselves what’s in their best interest and what isn’t. We’re committed to offering you unbiased, straightforward and accurate information – without all the political jargon and spin.

AARP will be spending the next year listening to our members and all 50+ Americans, and talking to them about the pros and cons of the different proposals for Social Security and Medicare through questionnaires and local community conversations. Nothing AARP can say or do on our own can match the power of millions of individual, informed Americans having their say.

In November, voters will choose a President and Congress who will determine the future of Medicare and Social Security. It’s time to take the debate out from behind closed doors in Washington so you can have a say. You’ve been paying into Medicare and Social Security your entire working life.

“My voice counts,” said Earl.