August 13, 2020
Retirees Enthusiastically Endorse Joe Biden for President
For Immediate Release
Citing confidence in Vice President Biden’s commitment to retirement security for every American, the Alliance for Retired Americans, a grassroots organization with 4.4 million members across the country, today endorsed Joe Biden for President.
The announcement will be shared publicly during a rally with Jill Biden and thousands of seniors marking the 85th anniversary of the Social Security Act becoming law.
“Older Americans can trust Joe Biden because he has always fought for seniors. He will strengthen and expand Social Security and Medicare, and protect the pension benefits we have earned,” said Robert Roach, Jr., President of the Alliance.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us why guaranteed health care coverage is essential. Vice President Biden will not just protect Medicare, but he will put Medicare to work negotiating lower drug prices for seniors and the American public,” Roach continued. “Our members also welcome the Biden caregiving plan. It fills a critical gap in senior health care, will help older people stay in their homes and creates new jobs in the process.”
Vice President Biden and his running mate Senator Kamala Harris both have strong pro-retiree records. As a senator Joe Biden earned a 96% lifetime pro-retiree score in the Alliance’s annual Congressional Voting Record. Senator Harris has earned a 100% lifetime pro-retiree score.
In contrast President Trump has betrayed seniors. Last weekend he promised to unilaterally eliminate funding for Social Security and on at least six other occasions he said he favored cutting Social Security, Medicare or both. In addition, prescription drug prices are higher now than they were in 2016, and he has asked the Supreme Court to strike down the Affordable Care Act, which includes protections for people with pre-existing health conditions.
President Roach pledged that the Alliance’s 4.4 million members will do all they can before Election Day to educate seniors on the differences between the Democratic and Republican tickets.
“Everything is on the line for seniors in this election,” said President Roach. “Our members are going to work enthusiastically every day to help put the Biden-Harris team in the White House.”
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