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Online Rally to “Fight for the HEROES Act!

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Join Us to Celebrate These Gains Over the Past Century at These Online Events! New York State Celebration Events

100 Years On: Celebrating and Championing Our Civil Rights and Social Programs   Many of our key rights laws and social programs were enacted in July and August:   July 1 – Public Health Services Act (1940) July 2 – Civil Rights Act (1964) July 5 – Nat... Read more

From Our Friends At Medicare Rights – Act Today! Tell Congress to Pass the BENES Act

The bipartisan Beneficiary Enrollment Notification and Eligibility Simplification (BENES) Act (S. 1280/H.R. 2477) is urgently needed to modernize and streamline the Medicare Part B enrollment process. Passage this year presents an important opportunity for members of Cong... Read more

Long Island Chapter of NYSARA Submits a Resolution on Juneteenth Holiday

  NYS Alliance for Retired Americans/LI Chapter  June 19, 2020 Juneteenth Motion Passed The Long Island chapter of NYSARA passed the following resolution at its June 19, 2020 zoom meeting:  The NYSARA Board of Directors will consider this resolution at th... Read more

Some New York State Legislature Laws Passed During the Pandemic that Benefit Seniors

  The Senate and Assembly Majorities are committed to protecting New Yorkers' rights. Legislation passed this week will continue to protect the rights of New Yorkers during this pandemic. The bills passed by the Senate and Assembly include: S.8189, Hoylman/ A.10270... Read more

What is the Payroll Tax and How Does it Effect Seniors

The payroll tax supports the country's two biggest safety nets: Social Security and Medicare. Workers will pay 6.2% on the first $137,700 of their wage and salary income into Social Security this year. And they will pay 1.45% of all their earned income for Medicare. Thei... Read more

The Postal Service Crisis and It’s Importance to Seniors

  The Problem: In 2006 Congress passed a law that imposed extraordinary costs on the U.S. Postal Service.  The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) required the USPS to create a $72 billion fund to pay the cost of its post retirement health care costs,... Read more

Absentee Balloting in New York State

Because of the COVID 19 pandemic NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued an executive order concerning the June 23, 2020 primary. **Pursuant to Executive Order 202.15 issued April 9, 2020, voters may request and vote via an absentee ballot for any election held on or before... Read more

NYSARA Postpones Biennial Election Convention Until June 17, 20

New York's Public Health Emergency around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation suggests seniors especially follow the recommendations guard against infection outlined below. On Sunday the CDC made a reccomendation that there should be no gatherings of more than fifty (50) peo... Read more