Speaking Out for the Future

By Brandi Bailey

October 11, 2012 Updated Oct 11, 2012 at 6:28 PM EDT

Town of Dickinson, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Young and old, many Americans work to preserve their year after the workforce.

With the upcoming election many find themselves concerned about the future of Social Security and Medicare Benefits.

AARP is taking action, reaching out to it's member to find out what they'd like to see for the future of Social Security and Medicare.

The 'You've Earned A Say' bus parked in Broome County providing games, surveys, and information sessions.

The bus will be in New York for the next 5 days urging the community to speak up in hopes that politicians both state and country wide will listen.

Social Security guarantees full coverage until 2033, and after that coverage lowers to 75 percent.

"We need to do better than that. We need make sure it continues to function the way it was intended. By addressing this now we can avoid a big catastrophe," says Chris Widelo with AARP New York.

Currently in Broome County, 7,000 residents and their families depend on Social Security, and 40,000 within the county depend on Medicare Benefits.

AARP's goal is to provide facts, allowing its members to decide how it will affect their futures.

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