HARTFORD — U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced on Thursday that the Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans endorsed him for re-election to the U.S. Senate. The Alliance for Retired Americans represents more than 4.4 million retirees, older Americans, and community activists, including around 57,500 members in Connecticut.
“I’m honored to receive the support of the Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans. There is so much at stake for seniors this election. Senator McConnell said that if Republicans maintain control of Congress, their first priority will be to cut Social Security and Medicare to pay for their recent tax cut for the wealthy and corporations. We can’t let that happen. I’m committed to fighting to protect Social Security and Medicare, bring down the costs of prescription drugs, and help people have the retirement security they earned,” said Murphy.
“The Alliance for Retired Americans believes that Senator Murphy’s election to the U.S. Senate will enhance the quality of life for older Americans. His positions demonstrate a strong commitment to improve the quality of life for older Americans. His leadership on issues such as preserving and protecting Social Security and Medicare from privatization and benefit cuts ensures these programs will be around for current and future generations. In addition, our members support his candidacy because of his belief in the need to provide more affordable health care for older Americans, as well as the need for stronger retirement and pension security, and quality long-term care,” said Robert Roach Jr., President of the Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans.