–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–
ADVISORY for Tuesday, October 31 and Wednesday, November 1
Election Day is just around the corner, and AARP is delivering a simple message to Hispanic Voters: Don’t Vote…until you get the facts. AARP is hosting voter education forums in the Bronx and Brooklyn to help Hispanic voters get the facts on the where the candidates stand on key national and state issues such as the future of Social Security, affordable healthcare and high prescription drug prices before they vote.
Yvette Martinez, Associate State Director of AARP New York State
When / Where:
Tuesday, October 31 at 9:30-11:30 AM
James Monroe Senior Center
1776 Story Avenue (Between Rosedale and Taylor Avenues)
Bronx, NY 10473
Wednesday, November 1 at 9:30-11:30 AM
United Senior Citizens of Sunset Park
475 53rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 12210
Hispanics are a growing voting block, with 7.8 million voting in 2004. Despite voting in record numbers, nearly 3 million registered Hispanic voters did not vote in 2004. As older Hispanics will be greatly affected by the outcome of issues such as how best to address soaring prescription drug prices, Social Security solvency and affordable health care, AARP is working to inform and educate Hispanic voters of all age groups and encourage them to vote. AARP is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, and does not endorse political candidates, or contribute money to political parties or political candidates’ campaigns.