2012-08-30 / Community

AARP voters’ guide released

WASHINGTON – The AARP has released the “You’ve Earned a Say: Vote for Retirement Security” 2012 Voters’ Guides at www.earnedasay.org. The site features information from presidential, senatorial and congressional candidates in Michigan and elsewhere – in their own words – on their plans to strengthen Social Security, Medicare and financial security.

The 2012 presidential Voters’ Guide will also appear in the next issue of AARP The Magazine.

Michigan voters also will have access to voters’ guides on state races in mid-to-late September.

AARP’s federal Voters’ Guide poses three questions on Social Security, Medicare, and Financial Security:

• How would you protect Social Security for today’s seniors and strengthen it for future generations?

• How would you put Medicare on stronger financial ground and protect today’s seniors and future retirees from the burden of rising health costs?

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

The responses, which appear alongside AARP principles on each issue, consist of publicly available information and excerpts from candidates’ campaign sources. Voters can enter their address to see responses, not only from the presidential candidates, but also from general election candidates in their specific races for seats in the Senate and the House of Representatives.

The nonpartisan AARP does not support or oppose any political candidates, nor contribute any money to political action committees, campaigns or super PACs.

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