WASHINGTON – The 2015 Alliance for Retired Americans Legislative Conference took place July 7 thru 10. The week began with great speakers and informative workshops for senior and labor activists. It also included “storming Capital Hill” to lobby the Senate and the House on a variety of issues.
Scrapping the cap on taxable income so that the billionaires and millionaires pay their fair share on all their income just as most seniors have to do, was a big issue.
In addition ARA and labor seniors raised fully funding Medicare and Medicaid and not “voucherizing” or privatizing them. Other issues included passionate calls for defeating the TPP trade deal, raising the minimum wage, massive federal infrastructure projects to rebuild the country and millions back to work.
Video highlights here: https://vimeo.com/133583713