Maggie Kuhn formed the Gray Panthers in 1970 after being fired from her job for the crime of turning 65. Named for the fearless activism of the Black Panther Party, for 52 years Gray Panthers have fought against ageism throughout the country and have organized to form a more perfect union for all.
The Gray Panthers Political Action Committee supports politicians and initiatives that promote the interests of seniors and the general public. The PAC fights for Abortion Rights, Affordable Health care, Social Security and Medical preservation, the Age Discrimination Employment Act, Criminal Justice Reform, LGTBQ rights, environmentalism, and many other progressive issues.
Voting is seniors’ greatest power. Our goal is to shape public policy at the local, state, and national level. Help us ensure the pandemic does not reduce the voting power of older people.