• Virginia Alliance for Retired Americans

    About Us

    The Alliance for Retired Americans is a nationwide grass roots organization, launched in May 2001, with more than 4.3 million members working together to make their voices heard in the laws, policies, politics, and institutions that shape American life.
    For 14 years, we have mobilized retired union members, seniors and community activists into a nationwide grassroots movement advocating a progressive political and social agenda that respects work and strengthens families.

    Mission Statement
    The mission of the Alliance for Retired Americans is to ensure social and economic justice and full civil rights for all citizens so that they may enjoy lives of dignity, personal and family fulfillment and security.

    Alliance members visit the polls in record numbers. We use the power of our membership and our Congressional Voting Record to educate and mobilize seniors to elect leaders committed to improving the lives of retirees and older Americans.

    – We are effectively warding off cuts to our most important social programs like Social Security and Medicare. In 2013 our Human Chain Against the Chained CPI mobilized support for stopping this cut to earned Social Security benefits in more than 50 cities and beat back the proposal.

    – We blocked the privatization of Social Security with our Social Security “Truth Truck” delivering 2.1 million petitions to Members of Congress.

    – The Alliance makes its voice heard on the issues that matter not just to current retirees, but to all Americans who hope to retire one day. We are a leading voice in debates considering changes to Medicare, like replacing guaranteed benefits with a voucher system, and increasing Part B premiums, and remain so in 2015.

    Affordable Care Act’s 6th Anniversary
    Mar 25, 2016
    Affordable Care Act’s 6th Anniversary Alliance activist Ken Pease spoke at a news conference Wednesday on the steps of the U.S. Capitol marking the sixth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Also speaking were Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, other members of Congress and consumers who have benefitted from the law. Pease is a retiree from Fairfax, Virginia.
    The Alliance for Retired Americans Praises Senate Special Committee on Aging
    Mar 25, 2016
    he Alliance for Retired Americans Praises Senate Special Committee on Aging Richard Fiesta, executive director of the Alliance, wrote to the Senate Special Committee on Aging this week and urged them to continue working to lower high prescription drug prices.

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