The slogan of the day was "Medicare: As American as Apple Pie."
"Because of Medicare, our seniors have access to health care, they're living longer lives, decent lives. That's something worth fighting for!"
Happy birthday, Medicare! Celebrations are occurring all over the country.
Unions also want to use the rallies to again push for "Medicare for all," namely government-run single-payer national health insurance.
New Hampshire senior citizens, their families, and neighbors should do their homework and vote in self-defense on November 4.
"The tea party Republicans divide the country: Scaring people is not standing up for people."
Themed "Building Retiree Power," the ARA convention focused on income inequality and preserving Americans' right to a secure retirement.
It would slash non-defense spending in the coming decade by $5 trillion, cutting to the bone every vital human needs program while increasing Pentagon spending by $500 billion.
The House's ruling Republicans jammed through a GOP-written budget blueprint for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1, by a 219-205 vote on Apr. 10.
The voting record of Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte has drawn the ire of New Hampshire retirees.