She would tell them about the foreign countries she's researched where retirees can live affordably, with generous help from their governments.
"I don't think anybody wants to leave their country," she says. "But if we don't see anything better coming our way, we may be forced to go."
Financial and health problems make Maria uncertain about what the next year has in store. But she knows she will vote in November.
She scours websites for information on the candidates. She leans in to hear the television when she sees their faces appear during campaign ads and news reports.
Maria has placed a magnet from the Living Water Fellowship church on her refrigerator.
She says she is praying for guidance about what to do next.
A year from now, she wants to have a home.