Social Security Works Endorses Alyse Galvin

September 19, 2018

(ANCHORAGE, AK) — Social Security Works PAC has endorsed Alyse Galvin to represent Alaskan seniors and elders in Washington. Social Security Works PAC is dedicated to protecting and improving the economic security of disadvantaged and at-risk populations, as well as safeguarding the economic security of those who rely, whether now or in the future, on Social Security.

“I am proud to endorse Alyse Galvin for U.S. Congress on behalf of Social Security Works PAC,” said Jon “Bowzer” Bauman, President of Social Security Works PAC. “Alyse is committed to lowering prescription drug prices, and protecting Social Security and Medicare. In contrast, her opponent Don Young has a history of attacking both of these programs by supporting calls for privatization. We will work hard in the coming weeks to ensure that Alaskan seniors are aware of Don Young’s abysmal track record on Social Security and Medicare.”

“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 lifelong 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.