Endorsement highlights Takai’s commitment to protect retirement benefits
HONOLULU (October 29, 2014) – The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare has endorsed Representative Mark Takai for Hawaii’s First Congressional District.
“The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, on behalf of its millions of members and supporters, enthusiastically endorses your candidacy for election to the United States House of Representatives,” said Max Richtman, President and CEO of the group.
“I am very proud to have earned the endorsement from the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. The National Committee recognizes that I will be the voice Hawaii’s kupuna need in Congress to protect the retirement benefits they have earned,” Takai said.
“You earned the endorsement of the National Committee because you understand and support the critical roles that Social Security and Medicare play in the retirement and health security of our nation’s older citizens and their families. You are well prepared to serve the needs of seniors and their families and will make the preservation of Social Security and Medicare a priority in Congress,” Richtman said.
“Rep. Mark Takai has shown that he is and will continue to be a staunch defender of seniors’ retirement benefits. This endorsement by the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare only further highlights Mark Takai’s commitment to protecting Hawaii’s future,” U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka said.
The endorsement comes on the heels of the Star-Advertiser Editorial Board’s endorsement of Rep. Takai, who “is keenly aware of the issues that have long mattered most to voters in Hawaii, and is committed to preserving and advancing these progressive causes, including supporting Social Security, Medicare, universal health coverage, women’s reproductive rights and marriage equality.
“We are working hard to get our message out of supporting the core democratic values of Hawaii. This race is extremely critical and we need all of our supporters to come out and vote,” Takai said.