Senior Advocate and Registered Republican: “Bruce Rauner is Wrong for Seniors and the People of Illinois”

March 10, 2014

For Immediate Release

Today, the Alliance for Retired Americans released a video of long-term care expert and registered Republican Margaret Niederer voicing strong concerns about GOP front-runner and millionaire Bruce Rauner's run for Governor of Illinois. Among her concerns are Rauner's business record and ties to nursing home abuse and neglect.

Niederer says, "I spent years fighting for residents rights in nursing homes and protecting them from abuse and neglect. When I heard that Bruce Rauner's homes had been sued for billions of dollars because of neglect and abuse,that made me very upset"

Court awards prove abuse and neglect in Florida nursing homes linked to GTCR, a company that Bruce Rauner helped found and on whose Board of Directors he sat.

Niederer goes on to say, "As a senior advocate and a registered Republican, Bruce Rauner is wrong for seniors and the people of Illinois."

Alliance for Retired Americans members took to the street February 27th and March 4 outside Republican gubernatorial debates in Chicago to demonstrate their concerns about Bruce Rauner. Photos.

For more information or to speak with Ms. Niederer, contact: Emily Stuart - 773-680-1118.


Contact: Emily Stuart – 773-680-1118

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