August 15, 2022
Retiree Group to Endorse Charlie Crist for Governor
Cites His Extensive Legislative Accomplishments and Role in Improving the Lives of Senior Citizens
WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Members of the Florida Alliance for Retired Americans (FLARA) will proudly announce their endorsement in the Democratic primary of Charlie Crist for election as the Governor of Florida during a virtual event on Thursday, August 18 at 11:00 AM. FLARA is a grassroots advocacy organization with more than 200,000 members across the state.
As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Crist has earned a 96% lifetime score in the Alliance’s 2021 Congressional Voting Record.
The event is also a celebration of Social Security’s 87th anniversary on August 14 and of the U.S. House and Senate passing the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The IRA, which Rep. Crist voted for, will help lower prescription drug prices for seniors by requiring Medicare to negotiate lower prices for some of the highest priced prescription drugs and capping out of pocket costs for insulin at $35 per month for Medicare beneficiaries.
“Charlie Crist has a proven record of fighting for seniors, both as Governor of Florida from 2007-2011 and as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives since 2017,” said Bill Sauers, President of FLARA. “He has made aging with dignity a priority. As Governor, he signed laws allowing seniors and people with disabilities to make their own choices regarding long-term care so that more people could stay in their own homes.”
“We have also appreciated Rep. Crist’s leadership as a member of Congress. He’s fought to strengthen and expand Medicare, and expand Social Security while protecting the program from cuts or privatization efforts,” President Sauers added. “Florida’s seniors support Crist’s candidacy because of his belief in affordable health care, including lower drug prices and pension security.”
WHAT: Endorsement of Charlie Crist for Governor, Celebration of Social Security’s, 87th Anniversary, House and Senate Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act
WHO: Rep. Charlie Crist
Bill Sauers, FLARA President
WHEN: Thursday, August 18, 11:00 AM
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