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About CARA


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. Join us on Facebook. 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.