Our Mission

The mission of the New Hampshire Alliance for Retired Americans is to strive for social and economic justice, and civil rights for all citizens to enjoy lives with dignity, personal and family fulfillment, and security. The Alliance believes that all older and retired persons have a responsibility to strive to create a society that incorporates these goals and rights and that retirement provides them with opportunities to pursue new and expanded activities with their unions, civic organizations and their communities.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Trying to figure out where the presidential candidates stand on Social Security?

If you are trying to figure where all those presidential candidates running around NH stand on Social Security, here's a good synopsis.
The differences between Democratic presidential candidates and most Republican candidates on Social Security — and retirement security in general — could emerge as a “sleeper issue” in the 2016 campaign...
Worth reading and then asking questions of the candidates.  We are very glad to be able to help you do your homework before you vote!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Upcoming Events!

The New Hampshire Alliance has a couple of upcoming events. We'd love to see you there!

We are taking our board meeting on the road in September.  We'll be at the Portsmouth Public Library on Friday the 11th from 10:00 to noon, in the Hilton Garden Inn Meeting Room on the second floor.  Drop by to say hello, or come for the whole meeting.  Directions to the library can be found on their website.

We will also be holding our Biennial Conference on Saturday, November 14th, at 161 Londonderry Turnpike in Hooksett.  Registration begins at 9 am and lunch will be served.  We will conclude the meeting around 2:30 pm.  Stay tuned for more information. SAVE THE DATE

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Friday, August 14, 2015

Legislation introduced to expand Social Security

From the August 14, 2015 Friday Alert:
Yesterday, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) introduced S. 1940, the Safeguarding American Families and Expanding Social Security Act, which would change the cost of living adjustment formula (COLA) to better reflect the needs of older Americans. Current beneficiaries would be expected to see their Social Security benefits increase by an average of $65 per month. This legislation is fully paid for by lifting the cap on income subject to the Social Security tax (currently at $118,500) which would also extend the life of the trust fund for decades into the future.
“Sixty-two percent of households aged 55-64 have saved less than one times their annual salary, not nearly enough to sustain a family,” said Alliance executive director Richard Fiesta.  “The Safeguarding American Families and Expanding Social Security Act will increase monthly payments for current retirees, base payments on the real costs seniors face when calculating benefits and make the Social Security system solvent for decades to come. It is one of several bills that the Alliance supports that would expand Social Security benefits.”

Monday, August 3, 2015

Happy 50th Birthday Medicare! Let's keep it going!

50 years ago, as part of President Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” reforms, Medicare was signed into law to help millions of older adults and people with disabilities access the health care they deserve. Today, thanks in part to the Affordable Care Act, Medicare spending per beneficiary is growing at historically low rates.

Despite the success of Medicare, this year's House and Senate budgets seek to cut hundreds of billions of dollars from the program and to transform it from a guarantee to a voucher program.

Please, stand with the Alliance for Retired Americans and The Nation in calling on Congress to reject cuts that shift costs onto the backs of seniors and disabled workers, and instead look for ways to strengthen and preserve Medicare for current and future generations.

Follow this link and sign the petition!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Wow! What a month!

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