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.