July 9, 2018 Press Releases

National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, Mass Retirees endorse Rep. Capuano for re-election

Mike Capuano and National Coalition to Protect Social Security and Medicare

NCPSSM thanks Rep. Capuano for fighting for seniors.

CAMBRIDGE — Monday, July 9, 2018 — The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM) and the Mass Retirees endorsed U.S. Rep. Michael E. Capuano for re-election this past Friday, citing his advocacy and commitment to improving the lives of seniors throughout the 7th District. Their endorsement took place at a rally to protect Social Security and Medicare, held outside Cambridge’s Social Security office. At the rally, Rep. Capuano was joined by State Representative Marjorie C. Decker, NCPSSM President Max Richtman, and Mass Retirees President Frank Valeri. The rally followed a roundtable Rep. Capuano hosted for seniors at the VNA Senior Living Community in Somerville.

“As the second-largest senior group in the United States, we know what it means when representatives truly champion the best interests of seniors — and older Americans have an advocate and champion in Mike Capuano,” said NCPSSM President Max Richtman. “With his dedication to protecting Medicare and Social Security and his 100% rating from the NCPSSM, we’re proud to support Mike as we work to ensure all seniors receive the support and services they need and deserve.”

“Nobody gets things done like Mike,” said Mass Retirees President Frank Valeri. “Mike is a powerful voice and advocate for seniors in Congress, and we’re proud to have him representing us every day and fighting to maintain programs like Medicare and Social Security, and fighting against President Trump’s efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.”

“Programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security help improve the quality of life for one of our most vulnerable communities: our seniors. We must protect and defend these crucial social programs as Donald Trump and Republicans try to cut earned benefits to line the pockets of billionaires,” said Rep. Capuano. “We must fight for the social programs that give everyone a fair shot — and work to create a lasting, long-term solution for generations to come. From my long-time support of Medicare for all, to my work as mayor of Somerville helping to establish senior living communities, I won’t stop fighting to improve all communities.”

Rep. Capuano has been endorsed for re-election by an array of labor organizations, progressive champions, and local elected officials such as Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, the Massachusetts Nurses Association, the Massachusetts Teachers Association, the National Education Association, Massachusetts AFL-CIO and the Bay State Stonewall Democrats.

Contact: Audrey Coulter, 774-266-1931