The Alliance for Retired Americans is a nationwide organization, launched in May 2001, with now over 4.3 million members working together to make their voices heard in the laws, policies, politics, and institutions that shape our lives.  For 13 years, we have enrolled and mobilized retired union members and other seniors and community activists into a nationwide grassroots movement advocating a progressive political and social agenda that respects work and strengthens families.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Alliance for Retired Americans is to ensure social and economic justice and full civil rights for all citizens so that they may enjoy lives of dignity, personal and family fulfillment and security.

  • Alliance members visit the polls in record numbers. We use the power of our membership and our Congressional Voting Record to educate and mobilize seniors to elect leaders committed to improving the lives of retirees and older Americans.
  • We are effectively warding off cuts to our most important social programs like Social Security and Medicare. Our Human Chain Against the Chained CPI events in the summer of 2013 took place in more than 50 cities and mobilized support for stopping this cut to earned Social Security benefits.
  • We blocked the privatization of Social Security with our Social Security "Truth Truck" delivering 2.1 million petitions to Members of Congress and other tactics.
  • The Alliance makes its voice heard on the issues that matter not just to current retirees, but to all Americans who hope to retire one day. We were a leading voice in recent debates considering changes to Medicare, like replacing guaranteed benefits with a voucher system, and remain so in 2014.

Join the Alliance

Get active today and help create an America that protects the health and economic security of seniors, strengthens families and builds safe and thriving communities.


Meet the leadership of the Alliance for Retired Americans as well as the partnering organizations that share the Alliance's vision for retired Americans.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Affiliated Unions

Find out which organizations are working with the Alliance in the pursuit of social and economic justice for older Americans.

Photo Galleries

A collection of photos from Alliance events: rallies, press conferences, town hall meetings.

Contribute to the Alliance

We need your support to help us educate, energize, and mobilize seniors to make a difference through activism. By making a donation to the Alliance, you are contributing on behalf of America's seniors.

Contact Us

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State Alliances

A list of the Alliance's growing number of state affiliates.