April 26, 2022
Retiree Group Endorses Tim Ryan for Election to U.S. Senate
Cites His Commitment to Expanding and Protecting Earned Social Security and Medicare Benefits
Columbus – Members of the Alliance for Retired Americans proudly announced their endorsement of Tim Ryan for election to the U.S. Senate from Ohio today. The Ohio Alliance for Retired Americans is a grassroots advocacy organization with more than 290,000 members across the state.
“Rep. Ryan has already proven as a member of the U.S. House 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, including a score of 100% in 2021,” said Norm Wernet, President of the Ohio Alliance for Retired Americans. “We trust him to work to expand and preserve our hard earned Social Security and Medicare benefits in the U.S. Senate. He knows that many seniors in Ohio rely on those benefits, and he’s working to protect all of our retirement security.”
“I’m honored to have the support of the Alliance for Retired Americans,” said Tim Ryan. “Throughout my career, I’m proud to have fought to give seniors a pay raise by opposing cuts to Social Security and Medicare and expanding and increasing benefits, making sure retirees get their hard-earned pensions, and bringing down prescription drug costs. Every Ohioan deserves a dignified retirement after a lifetime of hard work, and I will never stop fighting to honor this sacred promise.”
Wernet also praised Rep. Ryan’s votes 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 and cap insulin copays at $35 per month. The U.S. Senate has not passed that legislation.
“The stakes couldn’t be higher for seniors. We need Tim Ryan in the Senate fighting against any Republican plan to cut or ‘sunset’ Social Security and Medicare,” emphasized Wernet. “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.”
Contact: Norm Wernet, email@example.com