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Government & Elections
AARP Nevada, August 11, 2010
Taking to the Airwaves
It's election season. All you need to do is turn on your TV for one commercial cycle and you know it. Advertisements from groups with names like American Patriots for a New Way cycle with alarming frequency and you wonder exactly who those groups might represent. It's American politics and the races are on.
AARP Voter Guides Designed To Increase Voter Engagement
In an effort to provide those 50+ with access to straightforward information about the candidates, AARP Nevada will be preparing online and print voter guides and sponsoring a number of events and activities throughout the state. All of our outreach is developed to provide voters with direct and factual information about the candidates and where they stand on issues that matter to older Nevadans.
We'll have voter guides that focus on the races for governor, all three U.S. House seats and one U.S. Senate seat. Gubernatorial candidates answered AARP's questions on issues ranging from state budget to consumer protections. In the Senate and House voter guides, candidates' on-the-record statements are being used to provide voters with information on each candidate's position on important national issues.
Debates Still Great Format To See Candidates In Action
We're also sponsoring PBS Election 2010 coverage of candidate debates on Vegas PBS KLVX, Channel 10 and Reno's KNPB, Channel 5. Races for Governor, Senate and Congressional District 3 are calendared already. Check our local PBS websites for details.
Statewide Tour of Many Nevada Communities Planned
Finally, AARP staff and volunteers will be touring the state in a get-out-the-vote van; stopping at community and seniors centers in many communities to distribute voters' guides and to learn about the concerns of those 50+ during this election cycle. If you've signed up for AARP email notices, look for an invitation in your mailbox this fall.
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