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AARP Kicks Off Voter Education Campaign

There’s a lot at stake this election season and New Hampshire voters will be paying close attention to where federal and state candidates stand on critical issues. There are the looming federal issues of Social Security solvency and physician access for Medicare beneficiaries. Add to the mix the issues facing our aging state such as transportation and lack of funding for home- and community-based services.

“That is why AARP New Hampshire is conducting a nonpartisan voter education campaign, bringing candidates’ positions on these critical issues to voters across the state,” said AARP New Hampshire State Director Kelly Clark. ““As Nov. 2 nears, we want to hear from the candidates where they stand on key issues affecting those 50+ and their families.”

Candidate Debates

In collaboration with other New Hampshire organizations, AARP is organizing a series of debates leading up to the election.

Candidates for Governor
Sept. 28 at New Hampshire Institute of Politics

Candidates for 1st Congressional District
Oct. 12 at New Hampshire Institute of Politics

Candidates for 2nd Congressional District
Oct.14 at Grappone Conference Center

Candidates for US Senate
Oct. 18 at New Hampshire Institute of Politics

Because of limited seating, AARP will be videotaping each event and sharing footage on the AARP New Hampshire web site, and Facebook page. Discussions are underway to showcase these events through community television stations as well. Check back often to find up-to-date information on the candidates’ positions. Or, add AARP New Hampshire’s Facebook page to your daily news feed. Simply click “Like” on our Facebook page. It’s that easy.

Voters’ Guides

AARP will be producing online voters’ guides for the Gubernatorial, Congressional, US Senate and State Senate races.

Important Issues at Stake

AARP members and others need to hear from the candidates on where they stand on these important issues such as:

  • Social Security solvency
  • Deficit reduction and Social Security
  • Medicare Fraud
  • Physician access for Medicare beneficiaries
  • Home- and community-based services funding
  • Transportation options
  • Community-based volunteer services

“For over 20 years, AARP has offered nonpartisan information to AARP members and the public on where the candidates stand on key issues,” concluded Clark. “Granite State voters want to make an informed choice when they go to the polls and we hope these efforts are a big step toward that goal.”

Portrait of the 50+ voter

Election 2010: AARP Voter Primer: The Economy

Election 2010: AARP Voter Primer: The Deficit

Election 2010: AARP Voter Primer: Social Security

Election 2010: AARP Voter Primer: Medicare Fraud

Election 2010: AARP Voter Primer: Access to Doctors

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