The Alliance for Retired Americans is a nationwide grass roots organization, launched in May 2001, with more than 4.3 million members working together to make their voices heard in the laws, policies, politics, and institutions that shape American life.
For 18 years, we have mobilized retired union members, seniors and community activists into a nationwide grassroots movement advocating a progressive political and social agenda that respects work and strengthens families.
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. In 2013 our Human Chain Against the Chained CPI mobilized support for stopping this cut to earned Social Security benefits in more than 50 cities and beat back the proposal.
– We blocked the privatization of Social Security with our Social Security “Truth Truck” delivering 2.1 million petitions to Members of Congress.
– 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 are a leading voice in debates considering changes to Medicare, like replacing guaranteed benefits with a voucher system, and increasing Part B premiums, and remain so in 2016.