WASHINGTON, July 11 Senator John McCain committed to addressing AARP's Life@50+ National Event & Expo. Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement:
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"We are thrilled that Senator McCain has decided to address AARP's members at our annual event this September. This will be an excellent opportunity for AARP members to hear directly from Senator McCain about how he will address the health care and financial security challenges facing the nation.
"People 50-plus cast half of all ballots in 2006 and we expect similar, record turnout this election. Most notably, our members tell us that one of the reasons they vote so consistently is because they worry about their kids' and grandkids' health care and financial security. Senator McCain, like Senator Obama, has made health care and financial security fundamental aspects of his policy platform and AARP and our nearly 40 million members look forward to hearing more details in September at Life@50+."
AARP has also invited Senator Barack Obama and hopes to receive confirmation of his attendance shortly.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable 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 50+ Americans and the world's largest-circulation magazine with over 33 million readers; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for AARP's 39 million members and Americans 50+; AARP Segunda Juventud, the only bilingual U.S. publication dedicated exclusively to the 50+ Hispanic community; and our website, AARP.org. 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. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.