October 06, 2020

Retiree Group Endorses Susan Wild for Re-election to U.S. House

Allentown, PA – Members of the Alliance for Retired Americans proudly announced their endorsement of Susan Wild for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District today. The Pennsylvania Alliance is a grassroots advocacy organization with 383,000 members across the state including 22,367 in the 7th Congressional District.

“In just two years, Susan Wild has proven that she will look out for older Americans in Pennsylvania and in Washington. She has earned a lifetime 100% pro-retiree score in the Alliance’s annual Congressional Voting Record,” said Dwayne Thomas, president of the Pennsylvania Alliance for Retired Americans. “Rep. Wild is working to protect our retirement security. She’s also looking out for older people during the pandemic. When the coronavirus forced senior centers and other meal sites to close, she made sure the CARES Act required funding to be shifted to home delivery of meals for seniors and people with disabilities.”

Rep. Wild accepted the endorsement virtually via Zoom, forgoing an in-person event due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has claimed more than 209,000 American lives, 80 percent of whom are over the age of 65. In Pennsylvania 8,175 people have died from the virus, and 92% were over the age of 60.

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Alliance for Retired Americans. Our seniors and retirees have provided a lifetime of contributions to our national, state, and local economies, defense of our country, and arts and culture that define our communities,” said Rep. Wild. “Throughout my time in Congress, I have legislated according to the notion that we ought to repay our older citizens, so that they can age in dignity and with medical and financial security that they have earned and deserve.”

National Alliance executive director Richard Fiesta also joined the call. “Alliance members are grateful for Rep. Wild’s commitment to taking on the pharmaceutical corporations to lower the price of prescription drugs,” said Fiesta. “Shortly after taking office she voted to require Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices and to cap out of pocket health care costs for Medicare beneficiaries at $2,000 per year. We need her in Congress to keep up that fight.”

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

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Contact: Lisa Cutler, lcutler@retiredamericans.org

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