Seniors group applauds Kuster’s commitment to protecting Medicare and Social Security
Nashua, NH – This morning, the Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA) announced its endorsement of Congresswoman Annie Kuster for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives this November. The endorsement was made at the Senior Activity Center in Nashua.
“I’m so pleased to receive the endorsement of the Alliance for Retired Americans, an organization that is looking out for the best interests of Granite State seniors,” said Congresswoman Kuster. “Since day one in office, I pledged to always stand up for the programs our seniors rely on, like Medicare and Social Security, and I’ll will never stop fighting against the reckless cuts proposed by extreme Tea Party candidates like my opponent. Our seniors have paid into these programs their whole lives, and we must protect the benefits they’ve earned and deserve.”
The Alliance for Retired Americans has endorsed Congresswoman Kuster because of her commitment to improving the lives of Granite State seniors. She has a clear record of standing up for seniors in the state, and she’s worked to protect Medicare and Social Security from harmful cuts. She also recently helped introduce the Social Security Caregiver Credit Act, which would help ease the financial burden on individuals who are serving as caregivers for their elderly relatives more than 80 hours per month.
“New Hampshire retirees need to make sure we elect representatives to Congress who support our essential senior programs like Social Security and Medicare. Without those programs the $4 billion plus in Social Security income we receive and spend locally, and the volunteer work we are able to do as we stay healthy with Medicare would not be possible. Congresswoman Kuster works very hard to keep our economy growing, and she understands the contributions Granite State seniors make. That’s why the Alliance for Retired Americans, a nation-wide group of over 4.2 million members, and our New Hampshire Alliance, with 14,000 members, endorse Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster for Congress in New Hampshire’s 2nd District. We know retirees and their families can count on her!” said Lucy Edwards, President of the Alliance for Retired Americans.
Congresswoman Kuster represents New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District, and is up for reelection this fall. Her Republican opponent is a Tea Party candidate who supports privatizing Social Security and slashing other programs that Granite State seniors and their families rely on.