January 20, 2015

Retirees Voice Satisfaction with State of the Union Address

The following statement was issued tonight by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans:

“Members of the Alliance for Retired Americans listened to President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night and voiced satisfaction with what they heard.

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January 06, 2015

Seniors Watching to Ensure the 114th Congress Does Not Cut Their Earned Social Security and Medicare Benefits

Retirees will be watching the 114th Congress this year to see if it protects seniors or instead follows a radical right-wing agenda and enacts legislation that cuts seniors’ earned Social Security and Medicare benefits. Retirees will have some very specific questions in mind.

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November 21, 2014

Executive Action on Immigration Will Improve the Finances of Social Security and Medicare

The following statement was issued today by Barbara J. Easterling, President of the Alliance for Retired Americans, and Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, in response to President Obama’s unveiling of executive action on immigration on Thursday.

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August 22, 2014

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan Won’t Say why he Favors Slashing Medicare and Medicaid

While on his book tour in Pensacola, Florida, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) refused to say why he favors slashing Medicare and Medicaid in order to fund $5 trillion in tax breaks for millionaires and corporations.

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August 21, 2014

Area Retirees Protest House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s Appearance in Philadelphia

Pennsylvania Alliance for Retired Americans members protested on Wednesday, August 20, when the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia hosted House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) for a talk and book-signing at the Union League of Philadelphia.

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August 14, 2014

Retirees Celebrate Social Security’s 79th Birthday

Marking the 79th anniversary of Social Security, members of the Alliance for Retired Americans today celebrated this important birthday by throwing more than 30 birthday parties across the country with cake and balloons.

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August 01, 2014

Seniors Celebrate Medicare’s 49th Birthday with More than 50 Events across the Country

Seniors celebrated Medicare’s 49th birthday on Wednesday with more than 50 events nationwide, including a Capitol Hill event with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA), Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA), and Reps. Doris Matsui (CA) and Jan Schakowsky (IL).

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July 28, 2014

Statement by Retiree Leader Richard Fiesta on the 2014 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports

The most important lesson from the 2014 Social Security Trustees Report is that Social Security has a large and growing surplus.

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June 30, 2014

Harris v. Quinn Decision Harms Millions of Low-Wage Workers

Today’s decision hurts millions of low-wage workers and the people they serve, often the most frail and vulnerable in America. All workers deserve a voice. Home health care workers’ right to a voice on the job took a wrong-headed hit today, and that harms the home health care that seniors and people with disabilities receive. 

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June 25, 2014

Alliance for Retired Americans Applauds Equal Social Security Benefits for Same-Sex Couples

The Alliance for Retired Americans applauds Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI), who have introduced needed legislation to ensure that same-sex spouses receive equal treatment under the Social Security Act.

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