Association of Mature American Citizens

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AMAC, Inc.
Formation2007
President and founder
Daniel C. Weber
Websiteamac.us

Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) is a United States-based conservative advocacy organization and interest group, founded in 2007. Its president and founder is Daniel C. Weber, a retired insurance agency owner.[1][2]

AMAC is a membership organization for people age 50 and over.[3] The group calls itself "the conservative alternative to the AARP."[2] It is one of several organizations to position itself as conservative rivals to the AARP; others include the American Seniors Association and 60 Plus Association.[3][4][5]

In 2014, the group is based in Lady Lake, Florida.[4]

Political activities[edit]

AMAC describes itself as "vigorously conservative" and gained support from talk show host Glenn Beck and other conservative figures.[6] AMAC strongly opposes the Affordable Care Act (ACA)[7][8] and has pushed for its repeal.[4] In March 2014, AMAC claimed a membership of 1.1 million members, up from 40,000 in 2008, which it attributed to backlash over the ACA.[4]

AMAC supports a plan for Social Security which would gradually increase the earliest retirement age to 64 (from 62) and "guarantee cost-of-living increases in a tiered structure based on income."[4] AMAC supports the oil and gas industry, claiming that they "are safer for the environment than ever." The group's president, Dan Weber, called for a rollback of Obama administration policies to promote clean energy.[9]

The AMAC has a volunteer "delegate" program, aiming to select an AMAC member in each congressional district across the country to meet and lobby members of Congress.[10]

In February 2017 AMAC issued a warning to the upcoming 2017 Academy Awards ceremony to not tolerate speeches against President Donald Trump, threatening to launch a boycott of theaters.[11]

Political analyst Josh Bernstein is currently a National Spokesperson for AMAC, which sponsors his weekly political talk show. [12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Association of Mature American Citizens's file: Association of Mature American Citizens: Organization from Washington, D.C., PolitiFact.
  2. ^ a b John Hill, Association of Mature American Citizens says under Affordable Care Act, 16,000 IRS agents will pry into private medical records, PolitiFact (December 2, 2012).
  3. ^ a b Diane C. Lade, Anti-AARP groups looking to woo new retirees, Sun-Sentinel (January 14, 2013).
  4. ^ a b c d e Laura Johannes (30 March 2014). "AARP Faces Competition From Conservative-Leaning Groups". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  5. ^ Kate Zernike, A Silver Tinge to the Political Ring, New York Times (September 11, 2012).
  6. ^ AARP Brushes Off Obamacare Complaints During 1200 WOAI News Interview, WOAI (AM), December 9, 2013.
  7. ^ "Sebelius' cuts in home health care funds could jeopardize hundreds of thousands of jobs". Fox News. February 24, 2014.
  8. ^ "New concerns over ObamaCare impact on jobs". Fox News. 2014-02-24. Retrieved 2014-03-06.
  9. ^ John Grimaldi (2014). "AMAC: We need a new energy policy" (Press release). Association of Mature American Citizens.
  10. ^ Linda Voorhees (January 24, 2014). "Tom Platek selected as liaison delegate to Congressman Tim Walberg". MLive.
  11. ^ Bedard, Paul. "Oscars warned: 'Diss Trump and face a theater boycott".
  12. ^ https://www.prbuzz.com/business-entrepreneur/377927-the-association-of-mature-american-citizens.html