October 20, 2020

Retiree Group Endorses John Larson for Re-election to U.S. House


Cites Commitment to Expanding and Protecting Earned Social Security
and Medicare Benefits

Hartford, CT – Members of the Alliance for Retired Americans proudly announced their endorsement of John Larson for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut’s 1st Congressional District today. The Connecticut Alliance is a grassroots advocacy organization with more than 10,900 members across the district.

“Rep. Larson has already proven that he will look out for older people in Washington. He has earned a lifetime score of 98% in the Alliance’s annual Congressional Voting Record,” said Bette Marafino, president of the Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans. “We trust him to work to expand and strengthen the hard earned Social Security and Medicare benefits we have earned. He knows that many seniors in his district rely on those benefits, and he’s working to protect all of our retirement security.”

Rep. Larson accepted the endorsement virtually via Zoom, forgoing an in-person event due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has claimed more than 219,000 American lives, 80 percent of whom are over the age of 65. In Connecticut, 4,542 people have died from the virus and 89% of the deceased were over 65.

Marafino also noted that constituents can count on Rep. Larson to keep fighting to lower drug prices. Last year he voted to require Medicare to negotiate lower prices for life-saving prescription drugs that older people rely on and to cap out of pocket health care costs for Medicare beneficiaries at $2,000 per year.

“Now more than ever, it is vital that we have representatives in Washington who care about seniors in Connecticut and vote accordingly,” emphasized Marafino. “Voting for the right person is literally a matter of life or death.”

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Contact: Bette Marafino, bettemarafino@sbcglobal.net

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