The Alliance for Retired Americans held its national convention in Washington, DC, this past week, where delegates voted IP Tom Buffenbarger to a third four-year term on the organization’s board of directors.
The Alliance, headed by former IAM International President George Kourpias, is a grassroots organization representing more than 3.1 million retirees and seniors nationwide. Headquartered in Washington, DC, their mission is to advance public policy that protects the health and economic security of older Americans by teaching seniors how to make a difference through activism.
Since its founding in May 2001, the Alliance has chartered 24 State Alliances and 1,026 local chapters. Never shy about making its voice heard, the Alliance is at the forefront of battles over Medicare, prescription drugs, Social Security and affordable health care.
A primary objective of the Alliance is to mobilize retired union members and other seniors into a nationwide grassroots movement advocating a progressive political and social agenda. Learn more about the Alliance and its work at www.retiredamericans.org.