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 …