September 14, 2018

AARP Bogalusa Announces Mayoral Candidate Forum

Submitted by Emma Dixon, President of Bogalusa AARP Chapter 4032

AARP Bogalusa Chapter 4032 and AARP Louisiana and its partners are gearing up for the AARP National Campaign – I Pledge to Be the Difference and VOTE in the election this year: AARP National held it’s South Region Phone Call on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 to discuss the initiative. The South Region includes the states of Alabama, Washington, D.C.; Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

AARP Bogalusa Chapter 4032, Washington Parish Council on Aging, Bogalusa Senior Citizens Center; Washington Parish NAACP, and Washington Men’s Club are presenting an Election 2018 City of Bogalusa - Mayoral Candidate Forum. The Forum is scheduled for 2:00 Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the Washington Parish Council on Aging, Senior Citizens Center located at 603 Willis Ave in Bogalusa. All mayoral candidates have been invited. Chuck Hughes of Talley, Anthony, Hughes and Knight will be the moderator for the forum.

We are very pleased to partner with the Council on Aging, NAACP, and the Men’s Club for this event, Dixon said. This election is of paramount importance to the future of the City of Bogalusa and special thanks to Nancy McBeth, executive director of the Council on Aging for access to the Senior Center facility and for recommending scheduling of the forum at 2:00 P.M. to assist senior citizens in participating by providing transportation to the event. AARP recognizes the importance to the power of the 50+ Vote and is targeting the maximum participation of this group in the upcoming elections. Also thanks to Willene Ellzey, AARP President Emeritus and Council on Aging board member for assisting with planning this event. Ellzey is a living example of the AARP motto “Life Reimagined”, Dixon said.

AARP Bogalusa is also glad to be a 5th Year national partner of the NonProfit VOTE for National Voter Registration Day scheduled for Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at WalMart Bogalusa.
Voter Registration applications will be available for outreach to local citizens to assist them in Registering to Vote. As an active partner of NonProfit Vote, AARP will also utilize the Voter Engagement Toolkit and the National Voter Registration Day Stickers and posters. Plans are to distribute National Voter Registration Day posters throughout the City of Bogalusa and conduct a Get Out the Vote phone bank on election day.

For questions on this event, please contact Dixon at 985-570-4218.

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