FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
Contact: Linda Benesch, lbenesc[email protected]

Tonight, Seniors Voted to Protect & Expand Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid

During this election cycle, Social Security Works PAC endorsed 75 candidates, all of whom support expanding Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid along with taking on big pharma to bring down the outrageous cost of prescription drugs. The vast majority of these candidates are Democrats in tight races, many of whom have already declared victory tonight. Jon “Bowzer” Bauman of Sha Na Na fame, President of Social Security Works PAC, held 57 in-person endorsement events across the country.

Below is a statement from Bauman in response to the news that Democrats have won a majority of seats in the House of Representatives:

Tonightnearly half of seniors supported Democrats, voting to protect and expand Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. That is a massive shift from the 2014 midterms, when older voters overwhelmingly backed Republicans. This election presented the clearest contrast between the two parties in decades, with Democrats united in support of expanding benefits while Republicans used their $2 trillion tax handout to the wealthy as an excuse to demand cuts.”

Social Security Works PAC is the political action arm of Social Security Works, a national organization fighting to protect and expand our Social Security system.