The Who, What, When, Where of Voting

On November 4th, like millions of Americans, I’ll head to the polls to cast my ballot. I’ve done my homework, know where the candidates stand on important issues — like financial security and support for family caregivers — and I’m ready to vote. >> Sign up for the AARP Advocacy Newsletter But even though I’ve been voting for years, I still need to check some basic facts: When do I vote? The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, …

When Mom’s a Republican and Pop’s a Democrat

My mom was born in the same year that the 19th Amendment to the Constitution — giving women the right to vote — was ratified. She was a daughter of immigrant parents, who came to America in pursuit of freedom and opportunity. And my mom relished her right to vote. I have very early memories of walking with my mom, pop, brother and sister blocks to our polling place located at Outwater Park. It was a family tradition. I remember …

The AARP Voters’ Guide Is a Great Tool … But Don’t Take Our Word for It!

Election day is more than six weeks away, but we already have a winner. The 2012 AARP Voters’ Guide has been named one of the six best voter education tools by NerdWallet, a leader in data transparency and financial literacy. NerdWallet’s criteria were “most innovative, thorough, and well-researched voter education tools, resources and non-profits out there.” The AARP Voters’ Guide supports You’ve Earned a Say to provide Americans with information – no political jargon or spin – about proposals on …