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Statement from 60 Plus President Amy Frederick Regarding Pending Litigation

March 10, 2016

“It saddens me that Mr. Martin is choosing to make a public spectacle of a matter that should have been addressed internally within our organization, not in a court room.  The dispute that he references in his most recent published document is one that we continue to believe is without merit and should be dismissed.  I grew up at 60 Plus and helped build it.  The allegation that I am now somehow trying to destroy the very mission on which I have built my entire professional career is intended, in my view, to provoke an unprofessional response which will naturally not occur.  For that reason, I am taking this opportunity to say publicly that 60 Plus remains an organization that is proceeding with business as usual – we owe that to our supporters and our mission. Because I take seriously my obligation to run our Association and fulfill our commitment to our donors and the millions of seniors we represent, I refuse to engage with Mr. Martin in a public battle. I strongly believe that my attorneys will successfully demonstrate that the allegations made against me and my colleagues are without merit. Now that Mr. Martin has made what was an entirely internal negotiation a matter for the court, no further comment from me regarding this matter will be forthcoming.  Any other approach is counter to the interests of the association.”

March 10, 2016 | Read more…



Martin Leaves Lasting Legacy as He Steps Down as Chairman of 60 Plus

The man who gave millions of seniors a true voice in politics. It’s not goodbye, just ‘see you soon.’

(Alexandria, Virginia) – For many years, millions of older Americans were shut-out of important discussions in Washington and across the 50 states. AARP was a multi-million dollar juggernaut that held a virtual monopoly on seniors issues, and spoke from a decidedly liberal point of view.

June 30, 2015 | Read more…



Seniors Group Hails SCOTUS Ruling on EPA Mercury Regulation

Jim Martin: “This ruling saves millions of seniors from paying skyrocketing electric bills they just cannot afford.”

(Alexandria, Virginia) — The non-partisan 60 Plus Association, America’s largest center-right seniors advocacy organization with over 7.2 million supporters nationally, applauded a ruling issued today by the Supreme Court striking down an EPA regulation on Mercury and Air Toxins (MATS). The regulation was a key component of President Obama’s attack on so-called climate change, but failed to pass muster with the Court due to its wholesale disregard for analyzing the full costs imposed by the regulation.

June 29, 2015 | Read more…



Socialist Sanders to Death Tax: ‘You’ve Got a Friend in Me’

Far left presidential candidate’s embrace of 65% estate tax highlights tax’s true pedigree.

(Alexandria, Virginia) — The non-partisan 60 Plus Association, America’s largest center-right seniors advocacy organization with over 7.2 million supporters nationally, today issued a statement blasting Socialist/Democrat Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders for his proposal to hike the death tax to a top rate of 65% and lower the exemption by 30%. Currently the top rate sits at 40%.

June 26, 2015 | Read more…



Seniors Group Applauds Gov. Mike Pence Standing up to EPA Bullying & Lawlessness

Jim Martin: Gov. Pence demonstrates true courage on behalf of the people.

(Alexandria, Virginia) — The non-partisan 60 Plus Association, America’s largest center-right seniors advocacy organization with over 7.2 million supporters nationally, today issued a statement praising Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) for refusing to comply with the EPA’s so-called Clean Power Plan (CPP).

June 25, 2015 | Read more…



Statement from 60 Plus Association on Supreme Court King v. Burwell Decision

 

Jim Martin: Today’s Supreme Court ruling does not make Obamacare costs go down, it does not lower skyrocketing premiums, it does not add more doctors, undo the torpedoing of Medicare or solidify the crumbling state exchanges. The last word on this law will not come from deceitful politicians, lying bureaucrats or a judge. It will come from we, the people.

(Alexandria, Virginia) — The non-partisan 60 Plus Association, America’s largest center-right seniors advocacy organization with over 7.2 million supporters nationally, issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s King v. Burwell decision today. Said 60 Plus Chairman and Founder Jim Martin:

June 25, 2015 | Read more…



Reflecting on 60 Years in Entertainment – Pat Boone to Address Heritage Foundation

1:00 PM on Wednesday, June 17

Singer, actor, television host, producer, songwriter, author, motivational speaker, advertising pitchman, radio personality, record company head, TV station owner, sports team owner, family man and humanitarian – Pat Boone has done them all.  He has lived an amazing life of integrity – one that’s especially remarkable given his career field: the entertainment industry.  Who else has remained so true to his faith, family values, and love of God while being mobbed by screaming teenage girls; starring in Hollywood movies; befriending royalty, presidents, and rock stars alike; and staring out from the cover of Rolling Stone magazine?

June 11, 2015 | Read more…



Seniors Group Opposes Jeb Bush Call for Puerto Rico Bailout

Jim Martin: “A $164 billion bailout not only hurts taxpayers and adds to our budget deficit, but it squanders a prime opportunity for Puerto Rico to get on sound financial footing.”

(Alexandria, Virginia) – The 60 Plus Association, the nation’s largest center-right senior advocacy organization with over 7.2 million senior supporters nationwide, today opposed former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s decision to endorse a bailout scheme allowing Puerto Rico to avoid $164 billion dollars in debt at the expense of American taxpayers and seniors.

April 29, 2015 | Read more…



60 Plus Warns Seniors of Dangerous Healthcare Legislation in Texas

Jim Martin: “If these bills pass, it could risk the safety and eyesight of Texas seniors, their children, and their grandchildren.”

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The 60 Plus Association, the nation’s leading conservative senior advocacy organization with over 7.2 million senior supporters nationwide, including more than 500,000 in Texas, is warning Texans about dangerous legislation in the Texas Legislature which places seniors and their eyesight at risk.  House Bill 1413, and House Bill 1420/Senate Bill 577 would collectively remove the requirement of a medical degree to perform eye surgery, independently practice glaucoma, and prescribe potent medications.

April 27, 2015 | Read more…



Boone & Martin Respond to Washington Post on Death Tax

The following is a response from 60 Plus Chairman Jim Martin and 60 Plus National Spokesperson Pat Boone to Robert Samuelson’s op-ed in the April 27, Washington Post in support of the death tax.

 

April 27, 2015 | Read more…