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to make you a priority.
Speci cally, a candidate’s position on de ned ben-
e t pensions, retiree healthcare, Social Security and Medicare, as well as the openness to work with Mass Retirees are the only criteria used in our endorsement
process. Issues not directly related to public retirement are not considered.
For the  rst time, our Association conducted a for- mal telephone survey in order to gauge the views of our membership heading into the election. Of the nearly
CONGRESSMAN BILL KEATING
Few, if any, current needed to build a national
network of support for WEP and GPO reform.
elected of cials have
a closer relationship or history of support of Mass Retirees than Congressman
William Keating.
As a freshman State
Representative, a young Bill Keating formed an immediate bond with then Mass Retirees President Ralph White that has grown steadily stronger over the ensuing years. Keating took an interest in learning about the pen- sion and healthcare issues that are of utmost importance to public retirees.
Our working relationship with Bill Keating continued into his ten- ure as a State Senator, as well as Norfolk County District Attorney. Bill has always stepped up and made the interests of public retirees a top priority.
Mass Retirees was among the very  rst groups to endorse Bill’s  rst cam- paign for Congress and we have stuck by his side ever since. In Congress, he
Another important fact is that Bill Keating is also a proud member of Mass He remembers where he
has made ending the Social Security WEP and GPO a top priority. We know that the only way those issues will ever be resolved is by gaining the sup- port of Congressmen from across the country. Thankfully we have represen- tatives like Bill Keating, who know the facts and are willing to do the work
For example, when widows, already hurt  nancially by the GPO Law, were going to be hit with huge increases in their Medicare premi- ums, Bill Keating took on the chal- lenge to provide them with needed relief. And when it’s being proposed that the Social Security COLA for- mula should be amended with the clear intent of reducing any bene t
increase, he has been at the forefront to oppose any such negative change.
Standing as always with our friends, Mass Retirees wholeheart- edly endorses Congressman Keating’s reelection in the 9th Congressional District.
Retirees.
came from and makes sure your pri- orities are his own.
Speaking at Mass Retirees Plymouth Meeting
OREELECT GALVIN, HEALEY & BUMP
f the six state-wide or “Constitutional Of cers” in Massachusetts, Mass Retirees most directly interacts with the State Treasurer and Governor. However, the
Secretary of State, Attorney General and State Auditor also carry out important duties that intersect with and impact public retirees.
Secretary of State Bill Galvin has long been a friend and ally of Mass Retirees. As Secretary of State Bill Galvin has a strong record of regulating the  nancial securities industry, as well as enforcing the public records law. These actions not only protect retirees from fraud, but also ensure the transparent functions of government.
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Bill Galvin SECRETARY OF STATE
Maura Healey ATTORNEY GENERAL
Suzanne Bump STATE AUDITOR
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