Election 2018


With the entire U.S. House of Representatives, one third of the U.S. Senate and 36 gubernatorial seats up in November, the stakes are high for the 2018 election. To break through with voters, Democrats and Republicans need to focus on the issues impacting the nation's economy, health care system, and families. And, with voters saying by an 8 to 1 margin they are more likely to vote for a candidate who makes fighting Alzheimer's a campaign priority, candidates would be wise to talk about their plan to address Alzheimer's.

#ASK4ALZ

Nearly 38 million American voters have provided care for someone with Alzheimer's or another dementia. This election season AIM advocates across the country are engaging candidates to #Ask4Alz. At campaign events, through the media, on social networks and more, voters are sharing how Alzheimer's has impacted their lives and asking candidates for their plan to address the Alzheimer's crisis.

We need your help to paint the campaign trail purple, please join us as we #Ask4Alz.

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Palm Card

Download this card and bring it with you to campaign events to share the facts about Alzheimer's and ask candidates running for office for their plan.

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Take Action

Sign up for AIM action alerts for the latest information on ways you can engage candidates and help us advance policies to improve the lives of all those affected by Alzheimer's.

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Social Media

2018 will be another social media election. Join the conversation online with these sample social media posts to get you started.

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Letter to the Editor

Personalize these talking points to share your Alzheimer's story and implore candidates to act in the fight.

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Leading in the Fight

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More than 73 million American voters have known someone with Alzheimer's, and according to a recent Morning Consult/AIM poll Alzheimer's is an issue driving voters at the polls. Candidates for federal, state, and local office should share their plan on how they'll help their constituents affected by Alzheimer's. Below is AIM's 2018 Candidate Guide to learn how Alzheimer's is impacting voters across the nation, and policy proposals to help elected officials lead in the fight to end Alzheimer's.

For more information about the impact of Alzheimer's on your state and constituents find the facts at alz.org/facts.


Going to the Polls

As the midterm elections approach, be sure to register to vote.


Record voter turnout is expected this year, and in an effort to reduce voting times and lines at poll centers many states have implemented early voting methods. In 37 states and the District of Columbia, most qualified voters have the opportunity to cast a ballot in person, by mail or by absentee ballot. It is critical that the issue of Alzheimer's remain a top priority with elected officials. Between busy schedules, long lines and last-minute emergencies, there are many factors that can make getting to the polls on election day difficult, and even prevent people from voting. Voting early ensures that you don't miss the opportunity to support candidates who are champions on critical Alzheimer's and dementia related issues. Learn more about early voting in your state.


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