Retirees vote
Dec 29, 2015 | 10281 views | 0 0 comments | 484 484 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

With the upcoming 2016 presidential and congressional elections fast approaching, it is critical that federal candidates remember seniors and focus on our crucial issue of retirement economic security.

Currently, there is no presidential candidate standing up for this problem confronting older Americans. Which one will call out modern corporate executives who believe the companies they lead have zero responsibility to their loyal retirees?

This is not a Democratic or Republican issue, it is about protecting older Americans and millions of retirees in need of national solutions that protect us. Old-fashioned lip service from politicians can no longer be acceptable.

The Boomers (age 51-69) alone were 31.8 percent of the voting population in the 2012 presidential election and age 65-plus were 22.3 percent of voters. Older voters are a powerful voting block, and to ignore our needs and loyalty is a big mistake.

I urge my fellow retirees to join me and the nonprofit ProtectSeniors.Org in fighting for retiree protections and making our voices and votes valued this election season.


Bill Viggiano

Williston Park
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