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Tour Aims to Amplify Voice of Ohio’s Largest Voting Bloc

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Monday, June 27, 2022   

With several months remaining before the 2022 Midterm Election, older Ohioans have an opportunity to have their voice be heard on the issues that matter the most to them.

The AARP Ohio Deciding Voices Listening Tour will be held in five cities, starting tomorrow in Cincinnati. AARP Ohio Manager of Advocacy and Outreach Kalitha Williams said candidates need to understand the challenges older Ohioans face.

"It's important that everyone know the importance of the 50 plus voter," said Williams. "In the last couple of elections the 50 plus voter has been the most consistent and largest voting bloc in Ohio."

Listening sessions will be held in the coming weeks in Cleveland, Portsmouth, Columbus and Lima. There is also an online survey for those who can't attend in person.

AARP Ohio will present the findings to candidates and policymakers in the early fall. Learn more online at aarp.org/ohvotes.

Williams said at the listening sessions, participants can share their experiences and views about what they need to thrive.

"The small focus group conversations are an opportunity to really get to the issues of concern for Ohio's 50 plus," said Williams, "health care, retirement savings, housing and other issues."

Williams contended that the issues impacting older voters should be addressed at the highest level. Many older Ohioans are on fixed incomes, and she explained they're struggling to make ends meet with rising prices at the grocery store, gas pump and pharmacy.

"The average American takes four to five life-saving prescription drugs," said Williams, "and the cost of Healthcare in our country has just been soaring."



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