April 2014
Boycott the Koch Brothers
The Koch brothers are a behind a wide range of products and companies including Angel Soft bath tissue, Brawny paper towels, Dixie cups, Georgia Pacific building products, and more. When you purchase these products, your money supports anti-labor causes such as those favored by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). For a list of Koch products to avoid, go to the link above.

March 2014
Stand up to ALEC: Retirement Security
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC's) plan for your retirement is simple: let Wall Street bankers manage your retirement security. ALEC has led the charge to move public pension plans into risky, high fee plans that enrich Wall Street.

January 2014
Medicaid: What's New for 2014
Beginning in 2014, the Affordable Care Act provides for the expansion of the Medicaid program to include coverage of individuals not previously covered, such as low-income males, and raises the income eligibility to include individuals with incomes up to 133% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Mondays with ALEC - Income Inequality Fact Sheet
On January 27th, a coalition of labor and progressive groups kicked off “Mondays with ALEC,” a day focusing on an aspect of the ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) corporate-funded agenda and ways to fight back, as part of the Stand Up to ALEC campaign. A new fact sheet highlights how ALEC’s agenda targets workers and lowers wages, increasing income equality.


December 2013
Two great organizations dedicated to cancer research and awareness:
www.mesotheliomagroup.com/veterans - The Mesothelioma Group, which has a very informative guide for veterans affected by mesothelioma, donates to local charities and provides scholarships to victims and their families.

http://vfw.org - The Veterans of Foreign Wars helps veterans returning home from combat.

June 2013

"Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?" is a documentary that exposes the rise of corporate power and income inequality in America. The movie includes an exposé on recent attempts to privatize and cut Social Security. To learn more, view the trailer.


April 2013

The Alliance invites you to watch the new PBS documentary “Age of Champions” for free from April 18th - 28th. Age of Champions tells the story of five competitors who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics. You’ll meet a 100-year-old tennis champion, 86-year-old pole vaulter, and rough-and-tumble basketball grandmothers as they triumph over the limitations of age. The film premiered to a standing ovation at the prestigious Silverdocs Film Festival. The Washington Post hailed it as “infectiously inspiring,” and it’s already shown at more than 1,000 venues around the world.

March 2013

Colon Cancer Awareness Month - March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.  Have you had your screening? It is free for seniors thanks to the Affordable Care Act!

Diabetes Alert Day – March 26th is Diabetes Alert Day. Alert Day is held on the fourth Tuesday of every March to remind Americans to take the Diabetes Risk Test. The American Diabetes Association has special tips for seniors living with diabetes.

National Kidney Month  - March has been designated as National Kidney Month to promote awareness of kidney disease. The CDC estimates that about 17% of the American population suffers from kidney disease. Individuals with diabetes or high blood pressure are at a particularly high risk. The National Institutes of Health offers information on kidney disease specifically geared towards seniors.

February 2013

Strengthening Social Security: What do Americans Want? - Americans support Social Security and are willing to pay more to preserve and even improve benefits, according to a new survey by the nonpartisan National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI). The study finds a sharp contrast between what Americans say they want and changes being discussed in Washington - such as cutting benefits by using a “chained” Consumer Price Index to determine Social Security’s cost-of-living adjustment (COLA).

American Heart Month – February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US, claiming 600,000 American lives every year. The CDC is providing a heart disease prevention tip every day throughout February.


National Cancer Prevention Month – February is also National Cancer Prevention Month, dedicated to raising awareness about the steps that can be taken to reduce your risk of cancer.



January 2013


Cervical Health Awareness Month - The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. During January, you may wish to highlight issues related to cervical cancer, HPV disease and the importance of early detection.