Last month, the California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA) delivered to both U.S. senators and all 53 congressional representatives postcards signed by constituents on concerns about Medicare and Social Security. We also gave each a book: “Social Security Works! Why Social Security isn’t Going Broke and How Expanding it Will Help Us All,” by Nancy Altman and Eric Kingson.
As the book is on many best-selling lists, we asked that they read it with an open mind and know why our organization agrees with the message. The book provides a venue to discuss the importance of protecting and expanding Social Security for current and future generations. It also addresses the myths and lies of some who say it is going broke. It is not!
We are continuing to collect signatures to deliver to our federal representatives. On those cards, we also address that in July Medicare will celebrate its 50th birthday and in August Social Security its 80th. We urge all to celebrate both milestones by opposing any cuts or benefit reductions to Medicare and join in the effort by expanding it to cover everyone. Info is available at: www.californiaalliance.org.