Press Release | 10/6/16
Kim Weaver, Democratic Nominee for Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, was endorsed Thursday, October 6th, by the Alliance for Retired Americans.
Midge Slater, President of the Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans, said in a statement released Thursday, “We support Kim Weaver because she has shown leadership on the issues that matter to older Iowans. She is committed to protecting Social Security and Medicare from privatization and benefits cuts, ensuring these earned benefits will be there for current and future generations. Weaver will also work to protect pensions and make health care affordable. Iowans would be well-served with her in Congress.”
Weaver said in her own statement released Thursday, “I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Alliance for Retired Americans. As a Long-Term Care Ombudsman, I work with and support seniors every day, and I’m excited to take that fight to Washington. While my opponent wants to gut Medicare by turning it into a voucher system, and wants to weaken Social Security by privatizing it, I will work to expand Medicare to cover nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and I will fight to protect Social Security.”
The Alliance for Retired Americans is a national organization of over 4 million retirees. The Alliance works to make senior voices heard on laws, policies, politics and institutions that shape their lives.