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President Roach, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Work Together to Address Retirement Security

Alliance President Robert Roach, Jr. attended a labor listening session with Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX) recently hosted by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW). President Roach said at the meeting that retirement security is the ... Read more

Sanchez and Pocan Introduce Social Security Expansion Bill that Makes Wealthiest Pay Their Fair Share

The Strengthening Social Security Act of 2019 was introduced on Wednesday by Representatives Linda Sánchez (CA), a member of the Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee, and Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Mark Pocan (WI). The legislation will increase hard-earn... Read more

Alliance Endorses Miners Pension Protection Act

  The UMWA 1974 Pension Plan has been decimated by a series of coal company bankruptcies and is projected to go insolvent in 2022. The miners, who risked their lives for years to provide a key source of energy to the nation, and their widows, will lose the pension bene... Read more

NY State Attorney General Letitia James Addresses New York State Alliance

“Tish” James, attorney general of the state of New York, delivered a powerful address at the annual conference of the New York State Alliance for Retired Americans (NYSARA) on April 18, 2019 (Listen to her remarks courtesy of the Hudson Mohawk Magazine Network). In describ... Read more

Trump Goes After Health Care for Seniors Proposes $1 Trillion in Cruel Cuts from Medicare, Medicaid

Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, issued the following statement regarding the release of President Trump’s FY 2020 Budget. “When Donald Trump was campaigning for President in 2016, he pledged clearly and repeatedly that he would not... Read more

Mexico’s Undersecretary for North America: Lower-cost Generic Medicines will be “More Difficult to Get” if the NAFTA 2.0 Agreement is Approved by Congress

Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, released the following statement regarding assertions by Ambassador Jesus Seade, Mexico's Undersecretary for North America, that the prescription drug provisions in the proposed USMCA agreement will lock in... Read more

Statement Regarding the Administration’s Orwellian Plan to Monitor the Social Media Posts of People with Disabilities

The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding today’s New York Times report that White House officials want the Social Security Administration (SSA) to monitor social media posts of people who receive d... Read more

Retirees Celebrate International Women’s Day

March is Women’s History Month. The following statement was issued by Robert Roach, Jr., President of the Alliance for Retired Americans, on International Women’s Day 2019: “On this International Women’s Day, the Alliance for Retired Americans is celebrating women acro... Read more

Social Security Expansion Act will Ensure Wealthy Pay Their Fair Share and Strengthen the Trust Funds

The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding the reintroduction of the Social Security Expansion Act by Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter DeFazio: “It is appropriate that Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT) a... Read more