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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

Seniors Should be Inspired by the Next Generation of Activists

By Robert Roach, Jr. President Alliance for Retired Americans By now we have all heard about the dreadful assault at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Valentine's Day which killed 17 people. Out of this tragedy a new group of young people has risen... Read more

Trump Plan is Not Enough to Lower Drug Prices

By Richard Fiesta Executive Director Alliance for Retired Americans Despite promises to lower prescription drug prices, President Trump’s FY19 budget does not come close to actually protecting seniors and all consumers from skyrocketing prices. Americans still pay the high... Read more

ADA Education and Reform Act is an affront to Americans with Disabilities

"It is a travesty that this legislation is even up for a vote" Statement of Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding the scheduled House vote to roll back the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): “H.R. 620, the ADA Education an... Read more

White House’s FY19 Budget Spells Serious Trouble for Seniors and People with Disabilities

Cuts to Medicare and Medicaid not what Trump Promised During 2016 Election Statement of Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, following the release of President Trump’s fiscal 2019 budget: “The 2019 budget released today by the White ... Read more