elections

How Much Does Your Candidate Give To Charity?

Posted on 03/6/2012 by |Giving & Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringIt’s Super Tuesday and voters in 11 states are waking up to the opportunity to help determine who will be the republican candidate for president of the United States. From job creation to the deficit to the future of Social Security and Medicare, we put the candidates under our own microscopes in order to help us figure out which lever to pull. But what about their character? With all the mudslinging and canned debate rhetoric, how do you tap into …

Adventures in Sioux City

Posted on 12/22/2011 by |Grassroots Advocacy | Comments

PoliticsHey all! Wanted to report back from our excellent trip to Iowa last week! When it comes to presidential elections, the Hawkeye State takes pride in being the “first in the nation,” as their caucuses are considered the first major electoral event for both the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees. With only weeks to go before the January 3 caucuses, AARP wanted the media and general public to know more about what the Republican candidates are saying about jobs, the …

Your Go-To Election Source

Posted on 11/12/2011 by |Grassroots Advocacy | Comments

PoliticsThe 2012 presidential election is almost a year away…but the political circus has already started…and the elephants are on the march. The news is filled with stories of candidate controversies and debate gaffes – but it’s hard to find any concrete information on where the candidates actually stand on the issues that matter. So where’s a voter to go if they want the real facts, and not the partisan spin? We proudly submit that AARP is a good place to …

“I’d Rather Be Married to Someone Who Hates My Politics Than My Mama”

Posted on 10/1/2010 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeJames Carville and Mary Matalin address AARP members at Orlando@50+ 2010

"I'd Rather Be Married to Someone Who Hates My Politics Than My Mama"

Posted on 10/1/2010 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeJames Carville and Mary Matalin address AARP members at Orlando@50+ 2010

Election Year 2010: Hold Onto Yer Hats!

Posted on 09/3/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Your LifeAARP Bulletin has a must-read on the atmosphere around the 2010 elections, and what you should expect: The elections have Tea Party candidates, sex scandals, lie detector tests, third parties, professional wrestling magnates, intra-party squabbling and more. Thirty-seven Senate seats are at stake, there are races for governor in nearly 40 states, and all of the seats in the House of Representatives are at stake. Control of Congress is really up for grabs this year, as Democrats are trying to …