2021 is the year of improved Medicare for all in California!
As part of the coalition Healthy California Now, we stand in solidarity for Single Payer as a part of the larger effort for health equity in this state and beyond.
Click here to sign the Petition to the Governor for Single Payer, and share it with your friends and organizations. Click here for a printable PDF to gather signatures.
And check out the awesome video below!
California Needs Long Term Supports and Services for All
One of the top issues identified by CARA members is to win a LTSS benefit for all. Advocating for this benefit will be one of our priority issues in 2021. To tell the story of how important this benefit is, CARA has joined with the LTSS for ALL Grassroots Campaign to help develop a video that tells the story – and that we plan to share with our elected officials, policy makers and the public. Please take a look at this collection of stories (some of the speakers are CARA members!) and share this video with your friends, family and colleagues. Stay tuned as we develop the campaign to win a LTSS benefit for all so that we can age in our homes and communities with the care we need. Please watch the LTSS4ALL video below, and then tell us what #LTSS4All would mean for you!
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.
CARA has active campaigns at the local, state and national levels on our core issues. Click the button below to send a letter to your Congressional representatives and tell them to protect the earned benefit programs seniors depend on.
・CARA stands with our AAPI sisters and brothers
・Long-term care and Medicare expansion in Biden/Sanders infrastructure plan
・Congresswoman Jayapal introduces new Medicare for All bill, HR 1976
・CARA identifies priority bills for 2021-2022
・ Lobby day May 21st and more
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