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September 4, 2007--Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) spoke at the Alliance for Retired Americans' 2007 Legislative Conference.  "People and their problems are not invisible to me," Clinton stated.  She vowed to be "a president who sets big goals for America."  Clinton highlighted five points: strengthening the Social Security Trust Fund, passing the Employee Free Choice Act, "going back at universal health care," working to ensure that people can retire with dignity and comfort, and addressing fraud and abuse targeted at seniors, for example in the area of long-term care. 
According to its website, the Alliance, formed in 2001, aims to "enroll and mobilize retired union members and other senior and community activists into a nationwide grassroots movement advocating a progressive political and social agenda."  Rep. Dennis Kucinich and Elizabeth Edwards were also scheduled to address the gathering.

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