Fri, Aug 15, 2014

Seniors Group Endorses Ann Callis for Congress at Social Security Anniversary Celebration

For Immediate Release
Friday, 15 August 2014
Contact: Emily Stuart (312) 427-2114 x 207 or

Today, Alliance for Retired Americans members proudly endorsed Ann Callis for election to the U.S. Congress from Illinois’s 13th District at a celebration of Social Security’s 79th anniversary in Decatur.

“Ann Callis is really a champion for seniors. She can be trusted to lead with our interests. Her views on keeping health care affordable and retirement secure are among the reasons that we stand behind Ann Callis and her candidacy for U.S. Congress,” said Barbara Franklin, President of the Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans.

Her strong positions on fighting Social Security and Medicare privatization and strengthening Social Security and Medicare confirm her commitment to improving the quality of life for older Americans. She understands that selling off our Medicare to the big insurance companies or turning our Social Security over to Wall Street would benefit few and harm many, including Illinois seniors.

To commemorate Social Security’s birthday, activists also released a new report showing how important Social Security is to seniors in Illinois. To view the report, go to:

The Alliance for Retired Americans represents over 4.3 million retirees and community activists, including more than 257,000 members in Illinois.


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