October 12, 2016

Seniors Group Endorses Deborah Ross for U.S. Senate

For Immediate Release
October 12, 2016

Contact: David Blank, (202) 637-5275 or     
Seniors Group Endorses Deborah Ross
for U.S. Senate

Members of the Alliance for Retired Americans proudly announced their endorsement of Deborah Ross for election to the U.S. Senate from North Carolina on a tele-town hall conference call with the candidate Tuesday.

“Deborah Ross has been a leader on retiree issues from Social Security to Medicare,” said Bill Dworkin, President of the North Carolina Alliance for Retired Americans. “As a senator, she can be trusted to work to ensure that we expand our earned Social Security benefits.”

The activist organization cited former state Rep. Ross’s strong commitment to improve the quality of life for older Americans as a state legislator and her leadership in the fight to protect and expand Social Security and Medicare for current and future generations.

In contrast, her opponent Sen. Richard Burr has supported measures that would force cuts to Social Security and privatize Medicare, shift health care costs to seniors, and raise the age for Medicare eligibility. He has earned a lifetime pro-retiree score of just 4% on the Alliance for Retired Americans Congressional Voting Record.

“Senator Burr pushed to replace guaranteed, earned Social Security benefits with private, risk-based accounts. Deborah Ross knows that Social Security needs to be strengthened and expanded, not cut or privatized. The typical benefit received by a retired worker in North Carolina was $15,731 in 2015. That’s even less than minimum wage. We must fight any efforts to cut our earned benefit by electing the right leaders,” added Dworkin.

The Alliance for Retired Americans represents over 4.4 million retirees and community activists, including more than 47,000 members in North Carolina.


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