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Media Coverage of Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans’ Lawsuit Over Absentee Ballot Procedures

Press Releases Press Release: Wisconsin Alliance Files New Claims in Absentee Ballot Lawsuit (includes link to first amended complaint), June 29 Press Release: Wisconsin Alliance Lawsuit Filing - Statement of Marlene Ott, President (includes link to full complaint), April 3 ... Read more

Absentee Ballot Delivery Failures in Wisconsin Draw New Legal Challenges to Give Voters Fail-Safe Options

[gallery columns="1" size="full" ids="11069"] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MADISON, Wisc. – Despite the heroic efforts of municipal clerks preparing and mailing out an unprecedented number of absentee ballots in Wisconsin’s April 7 election (more than 1.2 million ballot reques... Read more

Gilead’s Remdesivir Price Gouging is Shameful Profiteering During a Pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding Gilead’s announcement that the price of Remdesivir in the United States will jump by 30% percent from $2,340 per patient to $3,120: ... Read more

Retirees Statement on the Tragic Death of George Floyd and its Aftermath

For Immediate Release The following statement was issued by Robert Roach, Jr., President of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis and the national protests that have followed: "The Alliance for Retired Ame... Read more

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

ST. PAUL, MN – Today, the Minnesota Alliance for Retired Americans Educational Fund and three of its members, supported by the National Redistricting Foundation, filed a lawsuit in the Ramsey County District Court to protect the rights of older Minnesota voters during the COVID... Read more

White House: Slash Your Own Social Security to Survive the Pandemic

For Immediate Release The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding a Washington Post report of the White House’s serious consideration of a plan to ask Americans to cut their future Social Security ... Read more

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

AUSTIN – Today, the Texas Alliance for Retired Americans and one of its members filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in the Western District of Texas to protect the rights of older Texas voters during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Alliance was joined in the suit by Voto Lati... Read more

Trump Committed to Gutting Social Security

For Immediate Release Threatens to Veto Any Coronavirus Relief Unless Congress Cuts Social Security’s Dedicated Funding The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding President Trump’s statement Sund... Read more

KHN: Federal Judge Rules Medicare Patients Can Challenge ‘Observation Care’ Status

By Susan Jaffe Hundreds of thousands of Medicare beneficiaries who have been denied coverage for nursing home stays because their time in the hospital was changed from “inpatient” to “observation care” can now appeal to Medicare for reimbursement, a federal judge in Ha... Read more