Thu, Aug 14, 2014

Seniors Group Endorses Cheri Bustos for Congress at Social Security Anniversary Celebration

For Immediate Release
Thursday, August 14th, 2014
Contact: David Blank, 202/637-5275 or

Today, Alliance for Retired Americans members proudly endorsed Cheri Bustos for re-election to the U.S. Congress from Illinois’s 17th District at a celebration of Social Security’s 79th anniversary in Rock Island.

“Cheri Bustos 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 Cheri Bustos and her candidacy for U.S. Congress,” said Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans.

Bustos’s 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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