AARP Announces Sponsorship of October 12th Gubernatorial Debate

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP is a sponsor of the October 12 California gubernatorial debate at Dominican University of California in San Rafael. Dominican, in partnership with NBC, is presenting the debate between Democratic candidate Jerry Brown and Republican candidate Meg Whitman.

"On behalf of AARP's more than 3 million California members, we are pleased to sponsor a forum where the two candidates for governor can present their respective visions for the future of our state," said AARP California State Director Tom Porter. "The next governor will face a daunting set of public policy issues that are critical to the future of all Californians. Those at mid-life and older are paying close attention to how our new governor will continue to implement the Affordable Health Care Act. Our state is also facing a looming crisis in terms of long term care for an aging population. AARP will be looking to our newly elected leaders to do a better job of addressing the many issues Californians face in a less partisan, more open manner than we have seen of late."

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan social welfare organization with a membership 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 35.1 million readers; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for AARP's millions of members and Americans 50+; AARP VIVA, the only bilingual U.S. publication dedicated exclusively to the 50+ Hispanic community; and our website, 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.