About Us

MD/DC ARA Mission Statement

The mission of the Alliance for Retired Americans is to ensure social and economic justice and full civil rights for all citizens so that they may enjoy lives of dignity, personal and family fulfillment and security.

A primary objective of the Alliance is to protect, preserve and create programs vital to the health and economic security of older Americans.

In pursuit of these values, the Alliance will:

  • Encourage all segments of the community, including the senior population, to act with unity on legislative, political and policy issues of importance to retirees, seniors, and their families in order to maximize their influence on federal, state and local governments and on private organizations that affect their interests.


Our present goals are to preserve and improve Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, to ensure the effective implementation of the Affordable Health Care Act- Federal Health Care Reform in our communities and to protect state and local education and needed state and programs from budget cuts and to defend labor rights.