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JANUARY 27, 2017:
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Friday, January 27th, 2017
1pm meet at Yokuts Park, 4200 Empire Dr. Bakersfield
2pm Rally and demonstration at Congressman McCarthy’s Office
4100 Empire Dr. Suite 150, Bakersfield
Congressman McCarthy is the House Majority Leader, and is responsible for moving the Republican agenda forward in the House of Representatives.  He is a well-known supporter of privatization and reducing spending on programs such as Medicare and Medicaid.  We need to show up by the thousands on January 27th to let him know that we expect him to represent his constituents (50% of the residents in Kern County depend on Medicaid, Medicare or both for their health care). We also will demand that he move the House Majority toward protecting, improving and expanding these programs. 
We will have buses leaving from various locations around California. Call CARA toll free at 877-223-6107 to reserve a space (tell us what location you want to leave from). Some of the locations so far are:
Los Angeles County – (Central, Southeast, Ontario area)
Orange County
Fresno Area
Monterrey/Central Coast
Santa Clara/San Benito counties
Bay Area


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,

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 275 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.
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.