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We would like to invite your organization to join the most exciting, grassroots statewide senior organization in California.
The California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA) celebrated our ninth year in October 2012, and we are proud of our many accomplishments. In just nine years we have grown to represent over 950,000 seniors through our 225 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.
2013 will be a critical year for seniors in this State and Country. Having just elected a President, and Representatives at the state and national level – we will have an opportunity to educate them about the issues of importance to seniors and their families. CARA will need to be front and center – in local communities through our CARA Action Teams, and in the State Capitol, through our Legislative Committee to bring our issues to the policymakers and elected officials.
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:
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.
A 2013 affiliation form with some additional information is available on this website.
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.
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 $10 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. You can sign up using the membership form on this webpage.
DONATE TODAY – BUILD THE SENIOR MOVEMENT
Seniors are the fastest growing part of our population. We have an amazing opportunity to help frame the issues facing us, and develop policies that support our aging population at the local, state, and national levels. However, it costs money to make our voices heard – to develop and print materials, organize members, attend hearings and rallies, sponsor town hall forums, etc. We need your help – and your contribution- to help us build the Senior Movement in California. Please consider making a contribution to CARA today – you can use the form on our website, call the office at 510-663-4086 or mail a check made payable to CARA to 600 Grand Ave. #410, Oakland, CA 94610. Thank you for your support.