The A.A.R.P. Whistle Stop Tour was in Grand Junction on Tuesday to educate its members on certain issues they'll be facing when they hit the polls this November.
Community members came out to learn more about state and federal issues they're facing in the upcoming election.
One of the main topics discussed was the future of Social Security and Medicare. The association wants to inform its members, and younger people alike, how the programs may change in the upcoming years.
"We think it's very important that our membership have the information they need and also the facts they need to make informed choices as they go to the polls this coming November," said A.W. Schnellbacher, a volunteer with the A.A.R.P.
The A.A.R.P. has started a national conversation called 'You've Earned a Say', to clear up some of the misconceptions surrounding Medicare and Social Security.
The association wants to make sure everyone has a voice in the discussion by taking the debate from Washington and bringing it out into the open.
For more information about 'You've Earned a Say', visit http://www.aarp.org/politics-society/advocacy/info-04-2012/youve-earned-a-say.html
The A.A.R.P. Whistle Stop Tour will be visiting Denver, Pueblo and Fort Collins throughout the week.
The tour will also be making a stop at the Fruita Fall Festival, which starts Friday, September 28.