AARP Montana to Mobilize Older Voters Ahead of 2020 Elections

Posted on 08/07/20

Campaign to Focus on Protecting 50+ Voters and Making Their Voices Heard

AARP Montana launched “Protect Voters 50+,” a comprehensive voter engagement campaign to support and protect Montana age 50 and up as they vote in the 2020 elections. The campaign will provide information on where candidates stand on issues that matter to Montanans 50+ and help them cast their votes safely from home or in-person.

A centerpiece of the campaign will focus on providing information about voting options in Montana this fall at aarp.org/mt, the AARP Bulletin, direct mail, digital communications and paid media.

“AARP is demanding action to make sure that Americans 50+ -- whether they are working parents, family caregivers, or seniors in nursing homes -- can vote and make their voices heard,” said John Hishta, AARP Senior Vice President of Campaigns. “Politicians need to protect the health and financial security of voters 50+, especially during this pandemic.”

The “Protect Voters 50+” campaign will provide people with the information they need about this year’s elections, including:

  • Audio voters’ guides
  • Polling and Survey Results
  • Issue briefings
  • Direct mail, text messaging, social media and paid media

AARP Montana will track key races, sponsor radio voter guides, and host tele-townhall events. Election information will be provided through a full-scale digital effort, including aarp.org/election2020, AARP Now App (http://now.aarp.org), social media and news alerts.

AARP has a proud 34-year history of non-partisan voter engagement and does not endorse or oppose candidates, nor does AARP make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. We encourage all Montanans to ask questions, so they understand where the candidates stand on important issues and make their own decisions on Election Day.

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About AARP:
AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.

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About AARP Montana:
For nearly 50 years, AARP has been working right here in big sky country to improve the lives of the 50+. By fighting on issues that matter most to Montana families and providing trusted information, we’re helping Montanans live life to the fullest. Today, nearly 150,000 strong, AARP Montana is the largest membership organization in the state, outside of the Catholic Church.  As a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political action committees, campaigns or candidates.

This story is provided by AARP Montana. Visit the AARP Montana page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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