What is the WV Alliance for Retired Americans?
We are a part of a unique national organization that was launched in 2001 by a coalition of AFL-CIO affiliated unions and community-based organizations dedicated to economic and social justice.
We work to create a West Virginia and an America that protects the health and economic security of seniors, rewards work, strengthens families and builds thriving communities.
What does the WV Alliance do?
The WV Alliance is a voice for retirees and older Americans throughout our State. Our goal is to educate, energize and mobilize seniors to make a difference through activism.
The WV Alliance fights for:
- A strengthened Social Security system that will provide guaranteed benefits and protect families for life.
- Health care seniors can depend on through Medicare.
- Affordable and accessible prescription drugs.
How many members belong to the Alliance?
The grassroots engine that powers the National organization of the Alliance for Retired Americans is more than 3 million members-strong. And anyone who shares our mission is welcome to join for a membership fee of $10 per year.
Are there membership benefits?
Yes. Through the National Alliance for Retired Americans, members are eligible for important benefits designed to help stretch retirement dollars-benefits like discounts on dental and vision care, prescription drugs, car rental discounts, a motor club, a mortgage and real estate program and more.
The mission of the WV Alliance for Retired Americans is to ensure social and economic justice and full civil rights for all WV citizens so that they may enjoy lives of dignity, personal and family fulfillment and security. The Alliance believes that all older and retired persons have a responsibility to strive to create a society that incorporates these goals and rights and that retirement provides them with opportunities to pursue new and expanded activities with their unions, civic organizations and their communities.
A primary objective of the WV Alliance is to enroll and mobilize retired union members and other senior and community activists into a nationwide grassroots movement advocating a progressive political and social agenda-one that respects work and strengthens families. The long-term goal of the WV Alliance is to become the voice for all older West Virginians by engaging in important political battles to protect and preserve programs vital to the health and economic security of older West Virginians, the Alliance will gain recognition as the State's leading progressive grassroots senior organization.
In pursuit of these values, the West Virginia Alliance will:
- Build a strong organization of seniors with a viable structure, ample resources and clear objectives - a structure compatible with that of the labor movement and community-based groups at local, state and national levels.
- Create programs and membership organizations designed to promote a commitment by retired workers and older persons to the concept of lifelong participation in their unions, and in their community, political and civic organizations.
- Encourage all segments of the senior population of our State to act with unity on legislative, political and policy issues of importance to retirees and their families in order to maximize their influence on federal, state and local governments and on private organizations that affect their interests.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT VICE PRESIDENTS
First Congressional District:
Jean Arthur, Elizabeth Dingess, Marge Flannigan, Elson Garrett, Bob Hardesty, Rick Lewis, Kay Moffatt, Joe Samples
Second Congressional District:
Sterling Ball, Frank Caputo, John Case, Jb Christensen, Doris Garcia, Nancy Jamison, Danny Lutz, Rosie Saunders
West Virginia AFL-CIO
501 Leon Sullivan Way
Charleston, WV 25301
3rd Floor Conference Room
Meeting Day & Time:
2nd Monday of every other month