Gail Sredanovic (L) and Ellyn O'Toole join the California Alliance for Retired Americans at a demonstration outside the office of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) in San Francisco, California August 17, 2011. The group was urging Feinstein to protect social security benefits.
WHO WE ARE: The California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA) is a statewide nonprofit organization that unites retired workers and community groups to win social and economic justice, full civil rights, and a better, more secure future for ourselves, our families, and future generations. CARA is the official state affiliate of the Alliance for Retired Americans, www.retiredamericans.org.
WHAT WE DO:The California Alliance for Retired Americans is building a statewide network of hundreds of organizations for the purpose of educating and informing its membership, the public, and elected officials about issues that affect the well being of California's older adults. CARA is working towards the advancement and achievement of just and equitable living conditions for seniors within the state and the nation though legislative advocacy consistent with the educational and charitable purposes of an advocacy organization exempt from federal taxation under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code.
CARA's sister organization, the CARA Education Fund has been developed as the training and education arm of CARA and is exempt from federal taxation under section 501(c)(3).
WHO WE SERVE: As an umbrella organization for more than 225 affiliated groups, CARA serves a combined membership of over 950,000 Californians. Its broad-based coalition includes senior centers, tenant associations, retired public employee organizations, trade union retirees, and a variety of other agencies and associations.
As a CARA member or interested visitor, you can view a wide variety of information about CARA and the Alliance for Retired Americans.
Learn more about CARA and the issues that are important to older Americans,
Help stop the privatization of Social Security and pensions,
Take action that will help CARA move important issues through the legislature,
Follow the legislative process as these bills work their way through the legislature,
Sign up for e-mail alerts and the CARA newsletter.
Communicate with CARA staff and board members,
Find a calendar of events for state-wide and regional activities,
Participate in CARA activities in your community,
Learn what you can do to help CARA.
The CARA Web site is designed to be a dynamic entity, and as such, will always be changing to better serve the needs of our members and the mission of the organization. It is important to us that we provide you and older Americans with useful and timely information.
As you page though the site, we encourage your participation by providing us with your ideas and suggestions for improvement. Go to the Contact Us page on the Web site where you will find an easy to use e-mail form and contact information for the people currently involved in this project. Thank you. Your input is greatly appreciated.
Click here to e-mail your friends and tell them about the new CARA Web site.