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Defeat of “Proposition A” is a Win for Missouri Workers and Retirees

Statement of Robert Roach, Jr., President of the Alliance for Retired Americans, following the defeat of Proposition A in Missouri today: “Voters in Missouri succeeded in repealing the anti-worker, ‘right-to-work’ legislation passed by the state legislature when they vot... Read more

Brett Kavanaugh is a Threat to the Health Care of Older Americans and Must be Rejected

Statement of Robert Roach, Jr., President of the Alliance for Retired Americans, following President Trump’s announcement that he will nominate Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court: “When President Trump vowed in 2015 to only appoint U.S. Supreme Court justic... Read more

Supreme Court Rules Against Worker Freedom

Statement of Robert Roach, Jr., President of the Alliance for Retired Americans, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of Janus v. AFSCME Council 31: “The Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of Mark Janus and against the American Federation of State, County a... Read more

Social Security’s Finances Remain Strong, Annual Trustees Reports Show

Making Prescription Drugs More Affordable Would Give Medicare a Boost 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: ... Read more

Majority of Congress Failed to Support Retirees Last Year

2017 Voting Record Report Details Which Senators and Members of Congress Voted to Protect Retirement Security Washington, DC – The Alliance for Retired Americans today released its 2017 voting record which scored every U.S. Representative and Senator on issues affecting curr... Read more

Connecticut Seniors Describe what Cuts to Medicare and Medicaid would Mean for them

A new video from the Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans shows what the Affordable Care Act (ACA) means to Connecticut seniors when they are sick and at their most vulnerable. Background In early 2017, Republicans seemed ready to repeal and replace the (ACA). The ... Read more

Secretary Zinke Shouldn’t Blame Seniors, the Disabled and Veterans for Higher National Park Fees

Statement of Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding the House Committee on Natural Resources hearing on the Interior Department’s FY2019 budget: "Secretary Zinke should be ashamed of himself for blaming seniors, veterans, people w... Read more

Lessons for Democrats in Lamb Victory

by Jon “Bowzer” Bauman, President of Social Security Works PAC and Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans https://youtu.be/N4syLKd2Rts Voters in Pennsylvania’s 18th district voted to send Conor Lamb to Congress this week, but his vic... Read more

Alliance congratulates Conor Lamb; thanks its Pennsylvania members for their role in his victory

Retiree issues, combined with a strong Get Out the Vote effort by Alliance for Retired Americans members and staff, helped propel first-time candidate Conor Lamb to victory in the special election for Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district seat. The Alliance has more tha... Read more