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 Click here to join CARA either as an organization or an individual.

Organizational Affiliation
The California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA) celebrated our 13th year in October 2016, and we are proud of our many accomplishments. In just thirteen years we have grown to represent over 975,000 seniors through our 275 plus affiliated organizations, working to improve the quality of life for seniors and their families. We are the California affiliate to the 3.5 million member national organization, the Alliance for Retired Americans.
Our goal is to recruit every union retiree organization and community based senior organization to affili­ate with CARA – and the time is NOW! We must come together quickly and energetically to confront the many issues facing us:
  • Stop efforts to privatize Medicare and Social Security and pensions;
  • Fight for real prescription drug benefits;
  • Pass a state budget that is fair and not based on cuts to essential services for seniors and fami­lies;
  • Demand long term care opportunities that are affordable, accessible, and community based;
  • Protect and Preserve our housing, and demand more affordable housing options for seniors;
  • Advocate for real, universal health care for all Californians.
We cannot be successful without your help!
Please have your organization consider affiliating with CARA. Your membership will entitle your organi­zation to vote on important CARA decisions. It will connect you with important information in a timely way with concrete suggestions on how to act effectively on critical issues. All of your members will be entitled to receive CARA’s monthly Alert and you will be connected to the CARA Action Team (CAT) in your area. Your organization will also get the national Alliance for Retired Americans “Friday Alert” to keep you informed and abreast of important national issues. 
You do not want to miss this opportunity to have your organization’s voice heard on local, state, and na­tional issues. With all our voices together, we can improve the quality of life for seniors.
An Organizational Affiliation Membership Form is available here.
If you would like someone from CARA to come and speak to your organization, we would be happy to arrange that. Call our toll free number at 877-223-6107. Don’t hesitate to join this important organization.
Individual Membership
If you do not belong to an organization that is affiliated with CARA, but are interested in getting involved in the issues we work on, we have an individual membership option for $15 per year. You will get all of the information that is listed under the organizational affiliation, and are invited to come to our local CAT meeting in your area. Please use this form and mail it with a check for $15 made payable to CARA to 600 Grand Ave. #410, Oakland, CA 94610 or click here to join CARA online. Hope to hear from you soon!