2021-2022 Priority Issues

 CARA 2022 Priority Issues

Protect, Improve and Expand Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid – stop efforts to cut or privatize benefits

Support efforts to win guaranteed health care for all (state and nationally)

Support efforts to reform Prop 13 and other taxes to ensure that the wealthy and corporations pay their fair share.

Advocate for funding for deeply affordable housing construction/ preservation/ rehabilitation, with services as needed and appropriate.

Expand protections for renters, homeowners and manufactured home owners, including protections against rising utility rates.

Support a Universal Long Term Supports and Services (LTSS) benefit for all Californians.

  Continue to advocate to increase SSI/SSP base grants, reinstate full COLA. 

  Require transparency of drug pricing; lower drug costs, negotiate for prices.

  Protect pensions and retirement benefits (state and nationally), including fighting legislative and electoral efforts to eliminate or reduce benefits.

Educate and engage seniors on climate change and other environmental issues.

Improve conditions at nursing homes and advocate for better transparency, accountability, better staffing standards and pay for workers, infection control, etc.

Support efforts to implement Campaign Finance Reform at state/national levels.