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NYS Alliance for Retired Americans Delegation Attends ARA Convention in Las Vegas

Robert Roach, Jr. and Joseph Peters, Jr. Re-elected as Alliance Leaders The Alliance’s 2018 National Membership Meeting took place in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday through Thursday of last week. On the first day, Robert Roach, Jr., who has been President of the Alliance s... Read more

Long Island Chapter Forum on the Mid Term Elections A Success

Congressman Suozzi (D) CD # 3, and Long Island Chapter of NYSARA members at 10/26 Forum On Friday October 26 the Long Island Chapter on NYSARA ran its fall symposium - Mid term election choices for Congress.  All candidates for Congressional Districts 1-4 (Long Island) we... Read more

Myths and Facts about the NY Health Act: Guaranteed Health Care for ALL New Yorkers

MYTH: The NY Health Act will end Medicare as we know it. FACT: The NY Health Act will greatly improve benefits for Medicare beneficiaries by covering vision, dental, hearing, and long-term care, while lowering cost by getting rid of copays, deductibles, and cost- sharing. Yo... Read more

NYSARA – Long Island Chapter Fall Symposium Mid-Term Election Choices for the United States Congress

This symposium will feature all of the Congressional candidates from Long Island's Congressional Districts 1, 2, 3 and 4. Representative Lee Zeldin (R) and Mr. Perry Gershon (D) in Congressional District # 1, Representative Peter T. King (R) and Ms. Liuba Grechen Shirley (D) ... Read more

NYSARA Endorses Letitia ‘Tish” James for NYS Attorney General and Tom DiNapoli for NYS Comptroller

  At their October 3rd Conference Call Board meeting the NYSARA Board of Directors unanimously endorsed Letitia "Tish" James for NYS Attorney General and Incumbent Thomas DiNapoli for NYS Comptroller. Letitia James is the Public Advocate for the City of New York, the s... Read more

Capital District Chapter Hosts 83rd Birthday Celebration of Social Security Featuring a discussion of the program by Congressman Tonko

NYSARA Executive Director Stephen Madarasz, Capital Region Chapter President Karen Wojcik-Hess, Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY20 CD), Linda Mertz of the University at Albany School of Public Welfare, and NYSARA activist Pat Lavin. Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY 20th CD) joined the Capital ... Read more

NYC Chapter of NYSARA Celebration of Social Security’s 83rd

Save Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid! That was the mantra at a recent meeting held at UFT headquarters on Thursday, August 9, 2018 and organized   by some of NYSARA's allies including Metro NY Healthcare for all, the UFT and Statewide Senior Action Network.   It was a... Read more

In Honor of Social Security’s 83rd Birthday The Truth About Social Security Its Critics Refuse to Acknowledge

  President Franklin Roosevelt signed our Social Security system into law eighty-three years ago today, on August 14, 1935. It has stood the test of time. Social Security protects us against the economic consequences of risks to which all of us are vulnerable. Rich or ... Read more

Republican Study Committee Draft Budget Bad For Senior’s

As of June 15, 2018, the House Budget Committee has not produced a budget for FY 2019. However, the 150-member strong Republican Study Committee (RSC) did draft a budget, and many of their proposals or similar proposals have been included in previous House budgets. The RSC budget... Read more