Alyse Galvin Endorsed by the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare

October 12, 2018

(ANCHORAGE, AK) — Today, the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare endorsed Independent Alyse Galvin for the Congressional District of Alaska-At Large. The National Committee was founded in 1982 to serve as an advocate for the landmark federal programs of Social Security and Medicare and for all Americans who seek a healthy, productive and secure retirement. With millions of members and supporters across America, including 3,000 Alaskan members, the National Committee is the nation’s second-largest grassroots citizens organization devoted to the retirement future for all citizens — from the “twenty-something” generation and baby-boomers to America’s 34 million seniors.

“The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare enthusiastically endorses Alyse Galvin for election to the United States House of Representatives,” said Max Richtman, President and CEO of  the National Committee. “The nation needs forward-thinking leadership on issues affecting the health and retirement security of all Americans. Our millions of members, and Alaska’s 98,359 Social Security beneficiaries know they can count on Alyse Galvin to fight for working families and older Americans in Congress.”

“Social Security and Medicare are earned benefits for seniors and elders that have been paid for, earned and promised after a lifetime of hard work,” said Alyse Galvin. “I have been hearing from seniors and elders all over Alaska who are deeply concerned about the future of their healthcare and retirement benefits. They keep seeing their checks getting smaller, and not keeping up with the cost of living. In Congress, I will fight to protect Social Security and Medicare, and will oppose proposals that undermine the safety net that so many people rely on in retirement.”

Alyse Galvin is a mom, a third-generation Alaskan, a community leader, and a former small business owner. A tireless advocate for education, she spent the last five years as a leader of Great Alaska Schools organizing parents, students, educators, and community leaders to protect public schools from massive budget cuts. In 2017, she led statewide opposition to the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education.

Alyse Galvin is an Independent and the Alaska Democratic Party’s nominee for U.S. Congress. She will face Rep. Don Young in the general election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.