September 12, 2014

Seniors Increasingly Struggle to Pay Back Educational Loans

Watsonville, California resident Rosemary Anderson testified in Washington on Wednesday before the Senate Aging Committee’s hearing on older Americans and student loan debt. “Some may think of student loan debt as just a young person's problem," said Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL), chairman of the committee. “Well, as it turns out, that's increasingly not the case.”

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September 05, 2014

Happy Grandparents Day!

Sunday, September 7 is Grandparents Day. In Ohio, Alliance members are celebrating the day with an event in Cortland. In Illinois, Alliance members in the East St. Louis area are celebrating the holiday today with Rep. William Enyart.

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August 29, 2014

This Labor Day, Let's Raise America's Pay – It Will Help with Retirement Savings

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) addresses extremely slow wage growth just in time for Labor Day.

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August 22, 2014

Alliance Members Continue Social Security Birthday Celebrations

With Social Security celebrating its 79th birthday last week, Alliance members have been holding events across the country honoring the landmark retirement security program. This week’s events included celebrations with cake and balloons in states such as Iowa, Missouri, New York, and Pennsylvania.

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August 15, 2014

Alliance Members Honor 79th Birthday of Social Security

Our nation’s Social Security system celebrated its 79th anniversary on Thursday, and Alliance members commemorated the important event by throwing more than 30 birthday parties across the country with cake and balloons. Celebrations focused on the long term success of the Social Security system and the need to expand the program in order to meet the needs of current and future retirees.

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August 08, 2014

Check Out Alliance Activists in Action at Birthday Events from Coast to Coast

With Medicare celebrating its 49th birthday last week and Social Security’s 79th birthday coming up on Thursday, August 14th, Alliance members have been holding celebrations across the country in honor of the retirement security programs.

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August 01, 2014

Alliance Kicks Off Medicare Turns 50 Campaign With Events Across the Country

On Wednesday, Alliance members held more than 50 events in cities across the country in honor of Medicare’s 49th anniversary. The celebrations kicked off the Medicare Turns 50 Campaign leading up to next year’s 50th anniversary.

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July 25, 2014

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan Releases Anti-Poverty Proposal

On Thursday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) unveiled a new proposal to overhaul federal anti-poverty programs and shift more control to individual states. Under Ryan’s plan, most of the federal government’s anti-poverty programs, including food stamps and housing vouchers, would be consolidated into a single program that would be overseen more closely at the state level.

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July 18, 2014

Capitol Hill Event Puts Focus on Older Unemployed Workers

On Wednesday, Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance, teamed up with several Members of Congress, the Center for Effective Government, and other advocacy organizations to draw attention to older unemployed jobseekers.

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July 11, 2014

Social Security Disability Insurance Event Shines a Light on Program’s Importance

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) coverage, which workers earn through Social Security payroll tax contributions, provides benefits to 8.9 million disabled American workers and 1.9 million dependent children of disabled workers. On Tuesday, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Alliance Legislative Representative Eva Dominguez were featured speakers at an event hosted by the Center for American Progress focusing on the importance of SSDI.

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