If ever there was a time to delay filling a Supreme Court vacancy, it is now
When Chuck Grassley & Joni Ernst refused to hold a hearing on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, I thought they were being racist and playing partisan politics. They insisted that voters “needed a say” in an election year and said the rule they invente... Read more
Joni Ernst’s stealth attack on our Social Security
Senator Joni Ernst wants the people of Iowa to vote for her, but she doesn’t want to say where she stands on Social Security. That is because she won’t admit that she wants to reach into all of our pockets and cut our earned benefits.
More than 1.7 million Iowa ... Read more
Trump is Dismantling the United States Postal Service to Rig the Election
As president of the Quad City Chapter of the Alliance for Retired Americans and commander of AMVETS Post 145, I pay attention to issues affecting seniors and veterans daily, not just at election time. One issue that strongly impacts both groups is the sabotage of the Un... Read more
Joni Ernst Scores 8 out of 100 with Seniors
Let's talk about Sen. Joni Ernst and what she's done for Iowans the past six years.
To do this we must go to the Alliance for Retired Americans' congressional voting website. Click on Iowa and take a look. On this website is a scorecard for everyone in Congress bas... Read more
Iowa Republicans fail to uphold promises of Older Americans Act
President Lyndon Johnson signed the Older Americans Act into law on July 14, 1965. It responded to the need for community services, evidence-based health promotion, disease prevention programs, civic engagement, and elder justice for senior citizens. America’s seniors... Read more
State agency reports dramatic drop in advocacy for older Iowans
DES MOINES — The state agency tasked with advocating for Iowans in nursing homes dramatically scaled back visits to those facilities last year even before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new state report.
The newly released annual report of the Iowa Long-Term... Read more
Miller-Meeks touts Trump’s unproven anti-malarial drug
This week we celebrated the 55th anniversary of the Older Americans Act (OAA). The OAA funds many social service programs that keep older adults healthy and independent.
Important pieces of this legislation include evidence-based health promotion and di... Read more
Iowa, National Republicans Failing Seniors Amid The Pandemic
On July 14, 1965, the Older Americans Act (OAA) was signed into law. It responded to the need for community services, evidence-based health promotion, disease prevention programs, civic engagement, and elder justice for senior citizens. America’s seniors require a sim... Read more
Iowa Alliance Votes Absentee!
It is so important that we are all safe to vote absentee by mail in the upcoming November 3rd General Election. With the coronavirus, we do not want to encourage people to vote in person since it is so easy to vote by mail! Even if the Republicans voted to make it harder to vote ... Read more