AARP Cheat Sheet for Presidential Debate and Issue Alley in Hempstead

Oct 15, 2012, 09:02 ET from AARP New York

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP, a sponsor of the 2012 Presidential Debates today released its cheat sheet for the media as they plan activities for the Debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York on October 16th.  AARP plays host to a series of activities and events around their "You've Earned a Say" Tour, focused on a robust conversation the candidates have begun on Social Security and Medicare, some of the hottest issues for 50-plus voters across the nation. Below find more details about AARP's sponsored activities around the debate that are open to the press. 

A Hofstra University Campus Map can be found here:

Activity on Monday, October 15, 2012


WHEN: 10:30 A.M.Noon ET

WHAT: You've Earned a Say opinion leaders forum with NYC African American/Black leaders discussing Social Security and Medicare in the presidential debate and what the issues mean in the community.


Glynda Carr, Co-founder, Higher Heights;
Khalil Muhammad, Executive Director – Schomburg Center for Black Culture;
Dr. Una Clarke, Esq., Former NYC Council Member; Community Activist;
Hazel Dukes, New York State Conference President – NAACP;
Rev. Elaine Flake, Greater Allen AME Cathedral;
Khelan Bhatia, Sr. Advisor for Voter Education, AARP

WHERE: Schomburg Center for Black Culture, Harlem, NY:

Activity on DEBATE DAY

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Morning event

WHEN: 9:30 A.M. -11:30 A.M.

WHAT: AARP town hall meeting with members and the public on option Medicare and Social Security solvency options being discussed on the campaign trail and in the debates.  Great opportunity to talk with 50-plus voters and AARP experts about the issues.

WHO: AARP leaders from the New York State and national offices, and voters across generations.

WHERE: Hofstra campus, Axinn Library, Room 246 (2nd floor).

Afternoon event

WHEN: 2 P.M.5 P.M.

WHAT: You've Earned a Say Tourmobile will be making a stop on its nationwide tour, to listen to what voters have to say about the Medicare and Social Security debate and let them share their views with the candidates.

WHO: Public, AARP staff

WHERE: Mack Student Center parking lot.

Evening event

WHEN: 7:00 P.M.11:00 P.M.

WHAT: You've Earned a Say Town Hall meeting and Debate Watch Party. Watch a video preview here: Great opportunity to get the views of 50-plus voters and AARP on the debate.

WHO: AARP volunteers, staff, and voters

WHERE: Hofstra campus, Axinn Library, Room 246 (2nd floor).

AARP is also serving as the prime sponsor of Issue Alley at the Oct. 16th Presidential Debate in New York, an area which has mobile campaign exhibitions hosted by CNN, C-SPAN, Rock the Vote and other nonpartisan groups, where they will each make their case to voters on what should be the most important issues in the debates and elections. Issue Alley will be in the Mack Student Center and open from 2 P.M. to 5 P.M.

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