All posts by jimb

Trans-Pacific Partnership Remains a Threat

While Hillary Clinton has vowed to reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, it is still on the table. Alliance members must continue to let President Obama know that TPP is not good for American labor and it is not good for seniors. The TPP will cost American ... Read more

MiARA Joins with the National Alliance in Support of Clinton-Kaine

Citing her commitment to expand Social Security, strengthen Medicare, and rein in prescription drug prices, the Executive Board of the Alliance for Retired Americans voted to endorse Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. Robert Roach, Jr., President of the ARA, stat... Read more

Dick Long: Time to Stop Playing Games and Using Scare Tactics with Our Retirement

The following selection is from an Op-Ed article written by MIARA President Dick Long. This article first appeared in the Macomb Daily Newspaper. Michiganders who work their entire lives to support their families deserve a secure retirement. And frankly, seniors are tired of thei... Read more

What Voters Need to Know November 8, 2016

You must have been registered to vote at least 30 days before the election. It is not necessary to bring your photo I.D., but it will speed up the process to be issued a ballot. You can vote a straight party ticket. You can beat the long line on election day if you get an absente... Read more

Protect Our Democracy Time to Get Out the Vote

The November 8, 2016 election, beyond a doubt, is the most important election of our lifetime. If Republicans win, our democracy will suffer a huge blow and untold harm will be done to the health and security of retirees. The key focus will be on the presidential race. The next U... Read more

MiARA Newsletter Information

A new "Newsletters" link has been created for storing the MiARA newsletters in a convenient location . At the top of "HOME" page click on "About Us" link then click on "Newsletters" link to access the available  current and past newsletters. Click here to go now to Newslett... Read more

Advocate for Senior Issues in Lansing on May 11!

Good Afternoon, Older Michiganians Day is a free and open statewide advocacy day for seniors, caregivers and their advocates.  It is May 11 from 10:30 am to 2:00 p.m. and the Detroit Area Agency on Aging (as well as the AAA’s in other regions) is currently distributi... Read more

Michigan AFL-CIO Endorses Candidates for Congress

Michigan AFL-CIO Endorses Candidates for Congress State labor federation backs incumbent Democrats, supports Johnson, Clements, Driskell, Gilbert in competitive districts LANSING – Today the Michigan AFL-CIO executive council endorsed the following candidates for the U.S... Read more

National ARA 2016 Midwest Regional Conference

To: MiARA Members,  On behalf of the MiARA Executive Board, for your information, attached is the call letter for the National ARA 2016 Midwest Regional Conference.  Anyone interested in attending should seek approval and payment through your retiree chapter.  All pertinent ... Read more