Sheridan Slams Calvert’s Dismal Record on Seniors Issues – June 23, 2014

For Immediate Release            Contact:  Cindy Petersen

June 23, 2014                                               951-471-2520

Tim Sheridan, the California Democratic Party’s nominee in the race for California’s 42nd Congressional District, criticized twenty-year incumbent Congressman Ken Calvert’s record on issues affecting senior citizens today following a report from the Alliance for Retired Americans. A nationwide non-profit organization with over 4 million members, the Alliance for Retired Americans issues an annual report and scorecard assessing the voting record of every member of Congress on issues important to American seniors. Mr. Calvert’s 2013 score of 10% was among the lowest in Congress.

“Senior Americans,” Sheridan said, “have worked hard to make this country great. They deserve a member of Congress who will champion their interests in Congress. Mr. Calvert’s lifetime rating of 7% over the 20 years that he has been in Congress clearly demonstrates that he is not concerned with the issues that are important to retired Americans.” Sheridan added, “Simply put, Mr. Calvert is out of touch. When I’m in Congress, I will make issues important to seniors a priority, including protecting Social Security and Medicare.”

The 42nd Congressional District, a geographical area shaped like the letter “X,” runs along the I-15 corridor roughly from Corona southeast to Temecula, and northeast along the I-215 and CA-79 corridors to Beaumont. It also includes the communities of Eastvale, Norco, Lake Elsinore, Wildomar, Murrieta, Menifee, Sun City, Winchester, Homeland and Nuevo.

The general election will be on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. The last day to register to vote in that election will be October 20, 2014.