Michelle Southern reporting. The AARP of Louisiana has released a “Video Voter Guide” which features the two candidates for governor discussing their views on policies which impact older voters. AARP Louisiana spokesman Andrew Muhl says they want the electorate to know where Republican David Vitter and Democrat John Bel Edwards stand on critical issues.
The video can be viewed online at aarp.org/la.
Muhl says voters over the age of 45 make up 56% of Louisiana’s registered voter population, and their goal was to present as much information as possible to allow them to make an informed decision.
"We asked a question about the candidate's position into moving into managed long term care and we also asked the candidates their positions on Medicaid expansion," said Muhl.
Muhl says AARP supports Medicaid expansion and also programs which would allow people to stay in their homes as long as they want to.
He says, on November 21st, voters will be setting the course for the future of our state, which faces major budgeting challenges especially around heath care financing. He hopes the video will help their members prepare.
"And to educate them on these issues so that they're more informed on issues that are going to affect them now or as they get older," said Muhl.