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Alliance for Retired Americans Friday Alert 5-24-13

Headlines:
Voting Record Rates “The Most Unproductive Congress” in Nation’s Modern History;
In Conference Call, Sen. Harkin Explains Plan to Give Seniors an Extra $800 per Year;
Add Your Ideas for the AFL-CIO Convention!;
Join Us in Creating Human Chains against Chained CPI on July 2;
Projected Spending Numbers for Medicare and Medicaid Reduced by $900 Billion;
President Easterling is among those Arrested at United Mine Workers Protest;
New York State Alliance Holds its Convention;
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Hear from Coyle, Richard Fiesta

Voting Record Rates “The Most Unproductive Congress” in Nation’s Modern History
On Monday, the Alliance released its annual report detailing the voting record of every U.S. Senator and Representative on key issues affecting current and future retirees. The document, available at http://www.retiredamericans.org/issues/congressional-voting-record, examined 10 key Senate votes and 10 key House votes in 2012. It contains the roll calls on issues such as…

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For Immediate Release
May 20, 2013
Contact: David Blank – 202/637-5275 or dblank@retiredamericans.org

Retiree Voting Record Released for 2nd Session of 112th Congress

“The Most Unproductive Congress in Modern American History”

Washington, DC – To begin the third week of May, which is Older Americans Month, the Alliance for Retired Americans today released a new report detailing the voting record of every U.S. Senator and Representative on key issues affecting current and future retirees. The document is available at http://www.retiredamericans.org/issues/congressional-voting-record.

The Alliance voting record examined 10 key Senate votes and 10 key House votes in 2012, showing the roll calls on issues such as: whether to privatize Medicare and create a voucher-like system in its place; whether to turn Medicaid into a block grant system; and whether to undo key Affordable Care Act provisions that benefit seniors.

“This past year we saw the most unproductive Congress in modern American histor…

Join Senator Harkin Today.

Thanks so much for speaking out in opposition to the Chained CPI Benefit cut.  As you may have heard, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) recently introduced the Strengthen Social Security Act, S.567.   Instead of a cold, calculated benefit cut like the chained CPI, this bill would actually increase Social Security Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA's) by an average of $800!

On Monday, May 20th at 3:30 EST, the Alliance is holding a special tele-town hall briefing with Senator Harkin (D-IA) and Alliance activists like you.  On the call, Senator Harkin will talk about the Strengthen Social Security Act and other efforts to protect retirement security.  In addition, we will talk about Alliance activities happening in your state and how you can get involved to protect retirement security.

Sign-up here to join the tele-town hall on Monday.

With the help of Alliance activist like you, we can build the public support for strengthening Social Security and make sure we are not part of the last generat…

Alliance for Retired Americans Friday Alert 5-17-13

Headlines: 
Join Sen. Harkin for a Tele-Town Hall about Social Security Legislation on Monday;Affordable Care Act Repeal Votes Have Cost More than $52 Million;Obituary: Washington State’s Will Parry, a Giant in the Seniors Political Movement;
Fees for Medical Procedures Vary Inexplicably from Hospital to Hospital;Alliance Activists Lobby in Connecticut, Illinois, California

Join Sen. Harkin for a Tele-Town Hall about Social Security Legislation on Monday

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) recently introduced the Strengthen Social Security Act, S.567. Instead of offering a cold, calculated benefit cut like the chained CPI, this bill would actually increase Social Security Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA’s) by an average of $800! On Monday, May 20th at 3:30 EST, the Alliance is holding a special tele-town hall briefing with Sen. Harkin. On the call, he will talk about the Strengthen Social Security Act and other efforts to protect retirement security. In addition, we will talk about Alliance activitie…

Alliance for Retired Americans Friday Alert 5-3-13

Headlines: 
President Obama Issues Proclamation Honoring Older Americans Month
Republicans Less Open about Support for Benefit Cuts to Social Security, Medicare
Leadership Council of Aging Organizations Expresses Concern over Obama Budget
Cancer Physicians Campaign to Make Lifesaving Medications More Affordable
Seniors - Especially Men - are at Higher Risk as Pedestrians!
AFL-CIO, Union Plus Offer “Dreams of Jobs and Freedom Scholarship” Program
Help the Post Office with Their Financial Problems While Saving Saturday Delivery!
President Obama Issues Proclamation Honoring Older Americans MonthMay is Older Americans Month, when communities around the country come together to honor seniors. In the proclamation issued by the White House, President Obama notes the contributions retirees make to the country through volunteer programs such as Senior Corps.  You can read the proclamation at http://tinyurl.com/cgsrorp.

“Older Americans Month provides all Americans with an opportunity to recognize the c…