America's Most Reliable Voter

Session 1


Session 2


They are Black, Asian, White, Hispanic, and of every mixed ethnicity imaginable. They are in America's deep South, and at the zenith of New York tower penthouses. They are married, and single, and are caretakers and heads of households, entrepreneurs, clerks, CEOs. They jog and dance, paint, pass culinary secrets to the next generations. And they vote.

Women over 50 are America's most consistent and reliable voters and are often considered to be the anchor of both major political parties, accounting for 28% of all registered voters. Yet, they are often taken for granted. How can leaders at the local, state and federal levels recognize and acknowledge the key role older women voters are playing in our democracy?

The Hill will assemble lawmakers, community leaders, and powerful voices within the 50+ community to discuss what the most reliable voters in America have on their minds and what they need and want from America's policymakers and political leaders.

Tuesday, October 20

Sessions beginning at 11:00 AM ET / 8:00 AM PT

 

Session One: Getting to know 50+ Women Voter: Who are they and what do they want?

 

11:00 AM Headliner Interview

  • Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), Ranking Member, Senate Special Committee on Aging

 

11:15 AM What Do They Want? The Issues That Keep Them Up At Night

  • Nancy LeaMond, Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer, AARP
  • Michael Steele, Former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland
  • Joel Benenson, CEO, Benenson Strategy Group

 

11:35 AM Understanding The Women's Vote

  • Virginia Kase, CEO, League of Women Voters 

 

11:45 AM Key Issues: Vote, Safely

  • Amber McReynolds, CEO, The National Vote at Home Institute
  • Dr. Georges C. Benjamin, Executive Director, American Public Health Association
  • Chris Anderson, Seminole County Supervisor of Elections

In conversation with Julia Manchester, Political Reporter, The Hill

 

12:05 pm Closing Interview

  • Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member, Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health Care

 

Session Two: Fighting for the 50+ community: Policies, programs, and people leading the way

 

1:30 PM Seats In The House - Amplifying The Voter's Voice

  • Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ), Co-Chair, Telehealth Caucus

 

1:45 PM Supporting The Community Where They Work, Live, And Play

  • Mayor Francis Suarez, City of Miami, FL
  • Mayor Steve Benjamin, City of Columbia, SC

 

2:00 PM SPONSOR PERSPECTIVE

Provided by AARP

 

2:10 PM Key Issues: Getting Back To Work

  •  Dr. Monique Morrissey, Economist, Economic Policy Institute
  • William E. Spriggs, Professor, Howard University and Chief Economist, AFl-CIO

 

2:25 PM Closing Interview

  • Janet Murguía, President and CEO, UnidosUS

 

2:40 PM PROGRAM CONCLUDES

 

Speakers

  • Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), Ranking Member, Senate Special Committee on Aging
  • Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member, Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health Care
  • Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ), Co-Chair, Telehealth Caucus
  • Mayor Steve Benjamin, City of Columbia, SC
  • Mayor Francis Suarez, City of Miami, FL
  • Chris Anderson, Seminole County Supervisor of Elections
  • Joel Benenson, Founding Partner & CEO, Benenson Strategy Group
  • Dr. Georges C. Benjamin, Executive Director, American Public Health
  • Virginia Kase, CEO, League of Women Voters
  • Nancy LeaMond, Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer
  • Amber McReynolds, CEO, The National Vote From Home Institute
  • Dr. Monique Morrissey, Economist, Economic Policy Institute
  • Janet Murguía, President and CEO, UnidosUS
  • Dr. William E. Spriggs, Professor, Howard University; Chief Economist, AFl-CIO
  • Michael Steele, Former RNC Chairman & Former Lt. Governor, Maryland

MODERATORS

  • Steve Clemons, Editor-at-Large, The Hill
  • Julia Manchester, Political Reporter, The Hill

 

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