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Inside Scoop: Let the Candidates Know Where you Stand

By Mark Dann

Hillary? Ted? Bernie? Or the Donald?

As we all know, the 2016 race for the White House is underway. And we have a perfect opportunity to talk with the presidential campaigns about what is important to you.

As a member of the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) – a 72-member coalition of the nation’s leading non-profit organizations that serve older Americans – Compassion & Choices will sponsor Seniors Decide 2016, the nation’s only forum where all of the presidential candidates are invited to address issues that are important to America’s older adults.

We want you to participate. Head to the Seniors Decide website to ask the candidates about their view on end of life issues. Before we head into the voting booth, the candidates need to tell us how they plan on increasing care and choice at the end of life, whether they support hospice care for people who are still trying to cure their ailments, and what they’ll do to stop unwanted medical treatment. 

The event will be held on Wednesday, February 17 at 2:30 pm ET in Washington DC, and will be live-streamed nationwide.

The forum will take place right before Super Tuesday, when 12 states will hold their presidential primaries or caucuses.Let the candidates know that you’ll be watching by sending them a question at SeniorsDecide.org.

Seniors Decide will post a list of questions to show the candidates what Americans nationwide are concerned about. Let’s make sure end-of-life care is represented.

This is going to be an exciting election year and we need to hear your voice!