CARA’s 20th Anniversary Birthday Video
CARA Convention Approved By-Laws and Resolutions:
CARA Convention Speaker Presentation Handout:
View Recording of our March 17th visit to Speaker McCarthy’s office:
MARCH 17TH WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!!
SPEAKER MCCARTHY HEARD US LOUD AND CLEAR
Over 700 people from as far away as Eureka to the North and San Diego to the South and everywhere in between showed up to a clear, sunny day at Yokuts Park in Bakersfield. Was Speaker McCarthy there? NO. But he knew we were there, and he knew what our message is: Hands Off Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.
From the very start, McCarthy’s office called out the private security guards, Bakersfield PD and even the Secret Service to try and stop our peaceful protest. We moved our program to Yokuts park – after we all marched to McCarthy’s office and posted our handwritten messages to him on his office door. And we texted, called, tweeted, and emailed his office in Bakersfield and in Washington D.C. We were heard.
We were inspired by speakers from our labor and community partners, with the whole event live streamed on Facebook thanks to Social Security Works. If you were unable to attend, you can see the action here: recording of livestream here. Our action was featured in the local press too: take a look below:
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This event was possible because of so many individuals and organizations – too many to name right here. A special shout out to our sound technicians – Kale and Yvette Dumler who made the day possible, and to so, so many others.
This is just the beginning of our work together to hold Speaker McCarthy and the GOP accountable and to demand that they keep their HANDS OFF MEDICARE, MEDICAID, AND SOCIAL SECURITY!!
CARA Silver Papers 2023
CARA Releases 2022 Legislator Scorecard
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Who we are
The California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA) was formed in 2003 in order to build a statewide network of hundreds of organizations and individuals to win social and economic justice, full civil rights, and a better, more secure future for ourselves, our families and future generations.
Representing over 1 million seniors and growing, CARA’s broad-based coalition includes senior centers, resident associations, union retirees, retired public employees, community-based organizations, and a variety of other senior agencies and advocacy organizations. CARA is the state affiliate of the 4.3 million member national Alliance for Retired Americans. Click here to read more about Sustaining Organizations, Contributing Organizations, and Organizational Affiliates.
What we do
CARA is a statewide network of hundreds of organizations that educate and inform its membership, the public, and elected officials about the issues that affect the well-being of California’s older adults – and mobilizes its members to take action on these issues. CARA is a charitable 501 (c)4 organization. The CARA Education Fund, CARA’s training and education arm, is a 501 (c)3 organization.
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