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AARP To Host Candidate Debate For Illinois' Congressional District 2

Candidates to Address Issues of Medicare, Social Security

February 18 th event at Victory Apostolic Church to be live-streamed on WVON and broadcast on V-103

CHICAGO, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP today announced a February 18 th multi-media Congressional Primary Candidate Debate on health and financial security issues for candidates in the special election for Illinois Second Congressional District. The event will be held at Victory Apostolic Church in South-suburban Matteson.

The non-partisan event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and the forum will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18th at Victory Apostolic Church, 20801 Matteson Avenue, in Matteson.

The issues forum will be co-moderated by WGCI, Inspiration 1390 and V-103 personality Ty Wansley with WVON Midday personality Perri Small.  WVON will live-stream the forum on and WGBR-1390 will also broadcast the forum in its entirety from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24 th

"With over 92,000 AARP members in Congressional District 2, it's critical that voters hear from the candidates on the issues of Medicare and Social Security, and get straight answers about the candidates' plans to strengthen these programs," said AARP Illinois State Director Bob Gallo. "AARP is pleased to team up with WVON, V-103 and WGBR to focus attention on these important issues for 50-plus Illinoisans and their families."

The forum is part of AARP's 27-year voter engagement and outreach work. AARP is nonpartisan and does not support or oppose any political candidates, nor contribute any money to political action committees, campaigns or super PACs.  AARP's goal is to ensure all voters know where the candidates stand before they cast their vote.

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