AARP Minnesota released a series of videos featuring former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page as part of “Protect Voters 50+,” a comprehensive voter engagement campaign to support and protect Minnesotans age 50-plus as they vote in the 2020 elections. The videos were being released as Minnesotans began early voting with new rules around absentee balloting; and on the heels of a national release of bipartisan battle ground polls by AARP showing that voters in key states age 65-plus will once again be a deciding factor in this year’s election and, even as there are strong partisan preferences, Social Security and Medicare are unifying issues for voters 50-plus.
“The importance of older voters in this election and issues like Social Security and Medicare are as strong as ever,” said Will Phillips, State Director for AARP Minnesota. “But equally important is the ability of Americans 50-plus – whether they are working parents, family caregivers, or seniors in nursing homes – to vote and make their voices heard. Justice Page’s words are a call for all voters to exercise their right to vote safely. Politicians need to protect the health and financial security of voters 50-plus, especially during this pandemic.”
The Minnesota campaign is focused on providing information about voting options in Minnesota this fall at aarp.org/MNvotes, the AARP Bulletin, direct mail, digital communications, and paid media. AARP has also been active in Minnesota advocating for expanded, safe voting options – including supporting voting access litigation to eliminate the witness signature requirement for absentee ballots cast during the November general election and advocating at the Minnesota State Legislature for polling place safety.
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 Minnesotans to ask questions, so they understand where the candidates stand on important issues and make their own decisions this fall.
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