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Make Your Voice Heard on Medicare & Social Security

For the last year, the President and Congress have talked about Social Security and Medicare as part of backroom deals to reduce the deficit. At the same time, thousands of AARP members in California – and throughout the country – are expressing their frustration, anger and even fear over the future of these programs. We’ve heard from many of our members who feel that no one in Washington is listening to them.

You’ve Earned A Say

It’s time to take the debate out from behind closed doors in Washington. We need to make sure that those working toward retirement will be able to count on receiving the benefits they’ve earned when they are eligible to receive them.

You’ve worked too hard to let the next President and Congress decide the future of Medicare and Social Security without hearing from you.

Throughout the year, AARP will hold community conversations across the Golden State to hear what you think about the future of Social Security and Medicare and to ensure that politicians are hearing your voices in Washington and on the campaign trail.

Make Your Voice Heard

Join us at various sites across the California for the first of many community conversations about You’ve Earned a Say.

You’ve Earned A Say: Community Conversations

Thursday, May 17
Allen Temple Church
8501 International Boulevard
Oakland, California 94621
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 19
El Rancho High School
6501 S. Passons Blvd.
Pico Rivera, CA 90660
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 20
Jazz Heritage Center
1320 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 22
Rancho Bernardo Library
17110 Bernardo Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92128
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 24
Dante Club
2330 Fair Oaks Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95825
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The events are free but preregistration is required. Refreshments will be served. Reserve your seat today by calling toll-free 1-866-448-3614 (ask for California You’ve Earned A Say events).

Stay up to date by checking the AARP CA event calendar, liking us on Facebook, and following us on Twitter.

Get Involved

AARP is searching for interested members to help with our advocacy efforts. Join our effort to protect today’s seniors and future generations’ health care and financial security. Email to learn more.

Why Medicare and Social Security Matter

Today, more than 3.5 million California residents count on these lifeline programs. Ninety-eight percent of our older residents are enrolled in Medicare. And, middle- and lower-income seniors rely on Social Security for 71 percent of their individual income. Without these Social Security benefits, more than 1 million of California’s older residents would face poverty.

AARP wants to ensure that current and future generations receive the benefits they have earned over a lifetime. With your ideas, input and involvement, together, we can achieve this goal.