October 23, 2020

Retiree Organization and NFL Players Association Team Up to Encourage Older Michigan Voters to Cast Their Ballots

New PSA Explains How to Vote by Mail During the Pandemic

Detroit – The Detroit chapter of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) Former Players and the Michigan Alliance for Retired Americans today released a new public service announcement (PSA) to encourage all Michigan seniors to make a plan to vote.

The PSA features Tim Walton, vice president of the NFLPA Former Players Detroit chapter from the Detroit Lions 1989 team; his daughter Tristyn Walton; Michigan Alliance president Dick Long; and national Alliance President Robert Roach, Jr. The Michigan Alliance has more than 225,000 members and is a state affiliate of the Alliance for Retired Americans.

“In my house, we always vote as a family. We usually go to the polls together, but this year we’re filling out our ballots as a family and then putting them in the mail,” said Mr. Walton.

“Ballots must be received by your county clerk’s office by 8 PM on Election Day. So if you have not yet applied, you should do so right now,” said Mr. Long. “You can find all the information about voting in Michigan at www.Michigan.gov/vote.”

“I don’t vote in Michigan, but I do have a plan,” added Mr. Roach. “When I receive my mail ballot, I’ll complete it, stamp it and then walk it over to the closest mailbox with my dog, Smokey.”

The PSA can be viewed on YouTube and will be promoted on Facebook from now until Election Day.


Contact: Lisa Cutler, lcutler@retiredamericans.org

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