AARP campaign seeks Social Security answers in Ohio primary


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — AARP members, volunteers and activists in red t-shirts are showing up at presidential campaign events around Ohio to urge candidates to weigh in on the issue of Social Security.

On Tuesday, representatives of the senior advocacy group’s “Take a Stand” campaign showed up at campaign events in Cleveland for Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik).

They also plan to attend a Kasich town hall in Moraine scheduled for Friday and other candidate events that crop up across the state ahead of Tuesday’s primary election.

AARP favors continuing Social Security. The group says the initiative is aimed at getting presidential contenders to state their plans for the program’s future and then holding them accountable.

It is expected to continue past Tuesday into the November general election.