Questions for Candidates for Election in 2024

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is committed to improving the health, independence, and quality of life for all of Americans as we age. We believe it is important for Americans to understand how elected officials and candidates for office view federal, state, and local programs that support older Americans. What programs and policies are they championing and what is their vision for the future of aging in the United States?

Our electoral process allows for opportunities for us to ask questions of candidates for public office. Learning about a candidate’s commitment to older Americans now can help us elect leaders who are committed to our collective health, safety, and independence as we age.

To assist our members and others seeking to learn more about where candidates and elected officials stand on issues important to older adults, we created this compendium of questions. In addition to suggesting questions, our compendium shares programs and policies that are aimed at improving care of older adults. We encourage you to stay informed, get involved, and advocate for the causes you care about.

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