October 27, 2022

Retiree Group Endorses Raphael Warnock for Re-Election to U.S. Senate

Cites His Commitment to Protecting Earned Social Security and Medicare Benefits

Atlanta – Members of the Alliance for Retired Americans proudly announced their endorsement of Raphael Warnock for election to the U.S. Senate from Georgia today. The Alliance for Retired Americans is a grassroots advocacy organization with more than 70,000 members across Georgia.

“Sen. Warnock has already proven as a member of the U.S. Senate that he will look out for older people in Washington. He has earned a perfect lifetime score of 100% in the Alliance’s annual Congressional Voting Record,” said Ken Goodfriend, an Alliance for Retired Americans regional board member. “We trust him to work to expand and increase our hard earned Social Security and Medicare benefits. He knows that many seniors in Georgia rely on those benefits, and he’s working to protect all of our retirement security.”

Herschel Walker has not said that he will protect Social Security and Medicare benefits. In fact, Walker has campaigned with Sen. Rick Scott (FL), the architect of the GOP’s plan to slash Social Security and gut Medicare if Republicans take control of the U.S. Senate.

In addition, Mr. Goodfriend praised Sen. Warnock for writing and voting for the Inflation Reduction Act, legislation to make vaccines free for all Medicare beneficiaries; lower drug costs by requiring Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices for seniors; cap out-of-pocket drug costs at $2,000 a year; and cap insulin copays at $35 per month. Walker does not support the Inflation Reduction Act, erroneously accusing Democrats of “[spending] money we don’t have.” In reality, the Inflation Reduction Act would reduce the deficit by more than $300 billion, saving taxpayers money while lowering prescription drug costs.

“The stakes couldn’t be higher for seniors. We need Raphael Warnock in the Senate fighting against any Republican plan to cut or ‘sunset’ Social Security and Medicare,” emphasized Goodfriend. “Under the plan of Sen. Rick Scott (FL), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Social Security and Medicare would be automatically terminated within five years unless renewed by legislative action.”

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Contact: Ken Goodfriend, kgoodfriend@uft.org

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