Happy Anniversary to the Alliance of Retired Americans

Happy Anniversary to the Alliance of Retired Americans
This month the Alliance for Retired Americans is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Over the years, Alliance members have blocked efforts to privatize Social Security and Medicare, added a prescription drug benefit to Medicare, protected millions of Americans’ earned benefits, and elected hundreds of candidates who understand the needs of seniors. Those are just a handful of our accomplishments, and we aren’t done yet.
 
“Together we have brought a greater understanding of multiple policy issues affecting retirees at the local, state and federal level, from Capitol Hill to the White House,” said Robert Roach, Jr., President of the Alliance. “We have grown to 4.4 million members and we thank each of you as we continue working to strengthen retirement security for all Americans.”
 
“While it is important to recognize our achievements and wins, there is much more to do. We must expand Social Security and make the wealthiest pay their fair share into the future. It’s time for Medicare to cover important medical treatments including dental, hearing and vision. And we must get Congress to take on the powerful pharmaceutical corporations that raise the prices of prescription drugs every year without fail.”

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