Are candidates listening to Texas voters 50+?

Posted on 09/26/22 by Mark Hollis

We’ve heard from thousands of people. They're telling us about their day-to-day lives. They're sharing about the stress they feel about the future. They're unable to save enough for retirement and some are dipping into nest eggs just to pay for everyday expenses. Many Texans have had to pay thousands out of their own pockets to care for their loved ones while also juggling jobs, often without paid leave.

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Voters 50+ have a lot on their plates--and are feeling invisible and ignored. Here in Texas, we know many older Texans are worried about rising costs for basic needs like food, gas and medication.

“I just wish the candidates had to live on my budget, just for a month,” says Crystal of Texas. “Then maybe they would feel what we feel as we struggle.”

With just weeks left until the midterm election, it’s more urgent than ever for candidates to listen to this powerful constituency--to understand what it’s like to walk in their shoes—and focus on the issues that matter to them.

50+ voters here in Texas will decide this election and they're looking for candidates who will listen. Politicians ignore them at their own risk.

Tell candidates about what it’s like to walk in your shoes. Visit aarp.org/inmyshoes today.

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

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