Senior Issues

Helping seniors thrive.

Too many seniors are in vulnerable positions, and Carolyn is dedicated to making sure they receive the respect and support they deserve.

  • Keep senior centers open with funding and advocacy - they're a lifeline to community, with proven health benefits, for so many seniors

  • Fighting senior disenfranchisement by keeping local polling sites open

  • Legislating for stronger Medicare and closing the prescription doughnut hole

  • Highlighting retirement insecurity as the Vice Chair of the Joint Economic committee - particularly for senior women, who are more likely to live in poverty due to lower lifetime earnings and pay discrimination

  • Working to preserve and strengthen Social Security while resisting efforts to privatize the senior social safety net