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Alliance for Retired Americans Sues State of Maine to Remove Barriers to Absentee Voting in Light of COVID-19 Pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUSTA – Today, the Alliance for Retired Americans and two of its members, Don Berry and Doug Born, filed a lawsuit in the Maine Superior Court to protect the rights of older Maine voters during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Alliance was joined in the sui... Read more

Judge Signs Consent Decree: Removes Barriers to Absentee Voting for Minnesota’s August Primary as a Result of Retirees’ Lawsuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ST. PAUL, MN – Today Minnesota County District Court Judge Sara Gerwig signed the consent decree between the Minnesota Alliance for Retired Americans Educational Fund and the Secretary of State of Minnesota. The agreement protects the rights of older vo... Read more

Barriers to Absentee Voting for Minnesota’s August Primary Lifted as a Result of Retirees’ Lawsuit

For Immediate Release ST. PAUL, MN – In a significant voting rights case affecting hundreds of thousands of Minnesota voters, the Minnesota Alliance for Retired Americans Educational Fund and three of its members reached a settlement with the Secretary of State of Minnesota ... Read more

Florida Alliance for Retired Americans Sues State of Florida to Remove Barriers to Absentee Voting in Light of COVID-19 Pandemic

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Today, the Florida Alliance for Retired Americans and four of its members filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida to protect the rights of older Florida voters during the COVID-19 pandemic. The lawsuit allege... Read more

President Trump “Protecting” Seniors, Really?

For Immediate Release The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding President Trump’s anticipated remarks later today about “taking care of seniors.” “We are on the eve of the May 1 start of... Read more

Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds Remain Strong, According to Annual Trustees Report

Now is Time to Act to Strengthen Both Systems The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding the Trustees reports issued today on the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds: “Social Security remain... Read more

Statement of Marlene Ott, President of the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans, Regarding Absentee Ballot Ruling

Statement re: the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit’s Ruling in Gear v. Bostelmann and the Republican National Committee Regarding the Absentee Ballot Witness Signature Mandate  “Tonight’s ruling defies common sense. Thousands of Wisconsin seniors who live a... Read more

President Goes 0-for-4 for Retirees

Fiscal 2021 Budget Would Cut Health Care for Older Americans The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding President Trump’s budget proposal for fiscal 2021: “President Trump has had four chance... Read more

‘Hobnobbing With Billionaires in Davos,’ Trump Admits—If Reelected—He Will Seek to Cut Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare

"It'll be toward the end of the year," Trump said from Davos, Switzerland. "And at the right time, we will take a look at that. You know, that's actually the easiest of all things, if you look, cause it's such a big percentage." By Jon Queally, staff writer Common Dreams ... Read more