Bustos Endorsed for Her Record of Fighting for Medicare & Social Security
Today, Cheri Bustos (IL-17) received the endorsement of the Alliance for Retired Americans for her strong record of fighting to protect Medicare and Social Security.
"I'm honored to receive this endorsement today from the Alliance for Retired Americans on Social Security's 79th Anniversary," said Cheri Bustos. "Medicare and Social Security are two of the most solemn promises we've made to our seniors and that is why I will continue to work hard to protect Medicare and Social Security for current seniors and future generations."
“Retirees in our area are struggling to get by, but they know how much worse things would be without Social Security. Thanks to Social Security, seniors are able to pay bills, buy groceries, and stay out of poverty,” said David DeBailie, Alliance for Retired American member from Henry County.
“Understanding that Social Security is the key component in addressing the retirement income crisis that we face, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is a champion for seniors and has clearly demonstrated that she not only stands with retirees but future retirees too,” said David DeBailie, Alliance for Retired American member.
Today is the 79th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt signing Social Security into law.
Cheri Bustos has been a strong advocate for Illinois seniors and has fought hard to protect Medicare and Social Security for current seniors and future generations. She strongly opposes any efforts to privatize Social Security and to end Medicare's guaranteed benefits. She's also helped lead efforts against switching to a so-called "chained CPI" system for calculating Social Security benefits that could lead to benefit cuts for seniors and has advocated for protecting local Social Security field offices from cutting back services.