'You've Earned a Say' Tour takes national conversation about Social Security, Medicare on the road

Interactive experience helps Americans learn the facts, speak out.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 'You've Earned a Say' hits the road today, rolling out a national tour to engage more Americans in the conversation about health and retirement security and the future of Medicare and Social Security. In its travels across the country, the 'You've Earned a Say' Tour will make stops at both major party Presidential nominating conventions, the Presidential and Vice Presidential candidate debates, AARP's Life@50+ member event, and in cities and towns nationwide.

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"The 'You've Earned a Say' Tour is driving the debate about Medicare and Social Security out from behind closed doors in Washington," said AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond. "We're bringing balanced information about the proposals on the table in Washington to Americans everywhere, so they can decide what the different options would mean for them and make their voices heard."

See a video preview here.

Each 'You've Earned a Say' tour stop features an interactive experience that engages visitors in taking quizzes, playing games, talking about Medicare and Social Security proposals, and making videos to share their thoughts. Since its launch, 'You've Earned a Say' has engaged millions of Americans with questionnaires, interactive tools, town halls and community conversations – all fostering discussion around the future and importance of these critical programs.  

"Millions of American families are counting on Medicare and Social Security to be there for them, today and for decades to come," added LeaMond. "The next President and Congress could determine the future of Medicare and Social Security, and we believe Americans deserve to understand the pros and cons of any changes, so they can speak out about strengthening retirement security in America."

Tour stops today include Fancy Farm, KY, and Tahoe, NV. See where else the tour is headed and what's being said at earnedasay.org.

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for Americans 50+ and the world's largest-circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for the 50+ audience; AARP VIVA, a bilingual lifestyle multimedia platform addressing the interests and needs of Hispanic Americans; and national television and radio programming including My Generation and Inside E Street. The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.aarp.org.



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