Washington, DC – Citing her commitment to expand Social Security, strengthen Medicare and rein in prescription drug prices, the members of the executive board of the Alliance for Retired Americans voted to endorse Hillary Clinton for United States President on June 29, 2016.
“Hillary Clinton has been a champion for retirees throughout her distinguished career. Her life’s work exemplifies the Alliance’s mission to enhance the quality of life for all Americans,” said Robert Roach, Jr., President of the Alliance. “She has pledged to strengthen and expand Social Security, and she will oppose efforts to cut, privatize or shift Medicare costs to retirees. We are confident she will work to rein in the uncontrolled prices of prescription drugs which are far outpacing the rate of inflation and forcing too many retirees to choose between food and medicine.”
“Secretary Clinton has our full support as the candidate who will protect the rights and interests of older Americans,” said Joseph Peters, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer of the Alliance. “She has an unmatched record of public service and earned a lifetime score of 100% from the Alliance for her pro-retiree votes as a U.S. Senator. We can count on her to protect our retirement security and she can count on us to educate, mobilize and turn out older voters for this critical and historic election. We encourage all of our members to vote for her and to bring at least two other voters to the polls with them.”
“No one has ever been more ready to provide seniors with what they need on Day One,” added Roach. “She will protect our traditional pension plans from attack. She will stop the proposed TPP trade agreement before it locks in patent protections and makes it more difficult for the U.S. government to reduce prescription costs in public programs like Medicare.”
The Alliance for Retired Americans is a national grassroots advocacy organization with more than 4.4 million members and 1600 chapters. The Alliance works to protect the rights and well-being of retirees and their families across the United States. Learn more at www.retiredamericans.org