Throughout the 2018 Midterm Election AIM and advocates made an impact by engaging candidates at campaign events, debates, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® on social networks and more. Together we made Alzheimer's an election issue and a record number of candidates talked about their plan to address Alzheimer's.
With just one day left until the most anticipated Midterm Elections in recent history, we're looking back at just some of the candidates who made Alzheimer's policy part of their campaigns.
In the Oregon gubernatorial debate, AIM advocate Michelle Meierotto asked Gov. Kate Brown (D) and state representative Knute Buehler (R) for their plan to address Alzheimer's.
During a debate for Maryland's sixth congressional district, republican Amie Hoeber discussed the need to fund Alzheimer's research, and one of her challengers, democrat David Trone released an advertisement about losing his father to Alzheimer's.
Republicans running for office Wisconsin's' state assembly highlighted their efforts to pass legislation to improve the lives of those affected by Alzheimer's.
And countless candidates took to social media to share with constituents their efforts to address Alzheimer's.
Tomorrow when all the votes are counted regardless of which party comes away with the most wins, each of us in the Alzheimer's community can be encouraged by and proud of the way Alzheimer's has become a kitchen table issue in American politics.