AARP Voters’ Guides Are Here!

Posted on 09/27/2012 by | All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50. | Comments

Your LifeHello, readers! It’s Allie the intern here this week, talking to you about the upcoming election and how the AARP Voters’ Guides can help you research your candidates. Don’t forget to register and vote! Like many voters, you may be wondering who to vote for. Perhaps you’ve made up your mind on your Presidential pick, but local elections? Candidate information may be hard to find. But never fear – AARP Voters’ Guides are here! These handy non-partisan guides give you …

Vote for Martina!

Posted on 03/19/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentAARP’s Fitness Ambassador Martina Navratilova is on Dancing with the Stars tonight! Martina and her partner, Tony Dovolani are Team Sweet Spot.  Let’s get out the vote for her and Tony! Voting is easy – via phone, text or online – and you can vote 12 TIMES for Martina and Tony! •       Call to vote at 800-VOTE-409 (800-868-3409) from 8pmET on Monday 3/19 through 10:30pmET on Monday 3/19 •       Text the word VOTE to 800-868-3409 from 8pmET on Monday 3/19 through 10:30pmET …

Help the AARP Foundation Win A Classy Award!

Posted on 07/7/2011 by | Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringEach year, four million people 65+ years live on less than $10,000 a year. These same people often have to choose between eating, buying medication, and other necessities, often neglecting their hunger. Over the past year, AARP Foundation and Drive to End Hunger have been hard at work to raise awareness for senior hunger. Jim Moret, last year’s Classy Award host, explained that “the Most Effective Awareness Campaign award goes to the organizations with campaigns that continuously sound the alarm …

Tuesday Tech: Election Electronics

Posted on 11/2/2010 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Technology(via styro) While we can’t vote online yet, and we’re still getting used to electronic voting machines, there are plenty of webby, nerdy resources to help you choose your vote, find your polling place, or… even figure out what your state’s race is looking like. What do I mean by that? Google put up a sweet map that uses polling data to label state races: And with that, we’re all pundits! Happy Election Day.

Do YOU know where the candidates stand?

Posted on 10/14/2010 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeEvery vote makes a difference in a critical election year like this one, and AARP wants to make sure you have the facts – before you cast your ballot.

News To Know: Recess!!

Posted on 04/6/2009 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

Your LifeWith Congress in recess, now is your chance to talk with your elected officials about their stance on the issues.