May 31, 2024

Retiree Group Endorses Colin Allred for Election to U.S. Senate

Cites His Commitment to Protecting Earned Social Security and Medicare Benefits

Dallas – Members of the Alliance for Retired Americans proudly announced their endorsement of Congressman Colin Allred for election to the U.S. Senate from Texas today. The Texas Alliance for Retired Americans is a grassroots advocacy organization with more than 155,000 members across the state.

“Rep. Allred has already proven as a member of the U.S. House that he will look out for older Texans in the U.S. Senate. He has earned a perfect lifetime score of 100% in the Alliance’s annual Congressional Voting Record,” said Gene Lantz, President of the Texas Alliance for Retired Americans. “We trust him to work to preserve our hard earned Social Security and Medicare benefits. He knows that 4.4 million Texans rely on Social Security benefits every month. As a senator, Colin will continue the fight for our earned benefits for current and future generations.”

Ted Cruz is out of touch with older Texans, voting and taking positions that would cut earned Social Security and Medicare benefits. He voted for massive cuts to Medicare’s budget and has repeatedly called for privatizing and cutting Social Security.

“Every Texan deserves the freedom to retire with dignity and live their version of the American dream,” said Representative Allred. “My mom is a retired teacher on Medicare and a fixed income, so I know how important these benefits are to our seniors. I will never stop fighting to lower costs and protect Medicare and Social Security – which Ted Cruz has voted to cut time and time again. I am proud to receive the endorsement of the Alliance for Retired Americans and their 155,000 members in Texas and look forward to working alongside them in the Senate to ensure secure retirement for every Texan.”

In addition, Mr. Lantz praised Rep. Allred’s vote for legislation to lower drug costs by requiring Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices for seniors; cap out-of-pocket drug costs at $2,000 a year; cap insulin copays at $35 per month; and make necessary vaccines free for all Medicare beneficiaries. Cruz voted against the legislation.

“The stakes couldn’t be higher for seniors like me. We need Colin Allred in the Senate fighting against any Republican plan to cut Social Security and Medicare,” added Eddie Morgan, a Texas Alliance member from Dallas. “I am 67 years old and have a serious disability that affects my lungs. I rely on Social Security to make ends meet and could not get by without it. If Ted Cruz is reelected, he will continue his efforts to slash it. That’s why Colin Allred is the obvious choice for Texas seniors.”


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