Legal Statement

The Senior Citizens League, Inc., 1001 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 101, Alexandria, VA  22314. Phone: (800) 333-8725, Fax: (703) 997-5669, Website:

The Senior Citizens League has a 501(c)4 classification from the Internal Revenue Service. Our mission is to promote and assist members and supporters, to educate and alert senior citizens about their rights and freedoms as U.S. citizens, and to protect and defend the benefits that senior citizens have earned and paid for. We conduct a variety of campaigns including the defense of retiree Cost-of-Living-Adjustments (COLAs), and against cuts or means-testing of hard-won earned benefits. We support full prescription drug coverage by Medicare, Notch reform and Social Security Trust Fund reform. For more details of our legislative positions see our legislative agenda. We strive to provide our members and supporters with the best possible service in order to maintain your trust in us. Therefore, we pledge to be responsible in our management and cost-effective in our fundraising. We follow accounting procedures established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), are independently audited annually, make our audited financial statement available upon request, and have an Independent Board of Trustees that has control of our funds and the freedom to allocate them in a manner which will carry out the mission of The Senior Citizens League. We support and comply with The Direct Marketing Association's Privacy Promise to consumers. We occasionally rent and/or exchange our member files with other nonprofits to increase our income for programs. If you do not wish to participate in this program simply let us know.

Contributions or gifts to The Senior Citizens League are not tax deductible. Because we lobby Congress on behalf of retiree and senior citizen rights, the IRS does not allow you to deduct your contributions for tax purposes.

Please do not send us a contribution if it causes financial hardship.

If you choose to use a credit card online, the information will be processed on a secure computer. You are fully protected against fraud.

YOUR SENIOR CITIZENS LEAGUE GUARANTEE!!! Our Board of Trustees, and Volunteers have proudly pledged to serve and work for the interests of retirees. If at any time, for any reason, you are less than fully satisfied with our work you may obtain a complete and immediate refund of your most recent contribution. Just send us a brief note, including your full address, and we will promptly refund your contribution.

Contributions from supporters and friends help us lobby to protect your Social Security and Medicare benefits. The annual voluntary dues paid by members do not cover the full cost of the work we do to fight against Social Security and Medicare cuts or reductions in service. Nor do they cover our massive campaign for Notch reform or for a fair annual Social Security COLA that reflects the TRUE annual cost-of-living increases for seniors. We therefore count on contributions from friends like you to conduct this vital work. If you're unable to afford a membership-level contribution, please become a grassroots supporter by signing one of our Online Petitions or sending a letter to your elected officials using our Guide to Contacting Congress.

TSCL Board of Trustees:

Ed Cates, Chairman;
Charlie Flowers, Vice Chairman;
Michael Gales, PAC Treasurer;
Art Cooper, Secretary;
Deborah Oelschig, Treasurer;
Larry Hyland, Immediate Past Chairman

Unwanted e-mail and your privacy

The League supports your right to avoid unwanted e-mail or "spam". As part of our effort to inform supporters about legislation that affects them, we will occasionally e-mail correspondence to registered users of the league's site who have given us their e-mail address. These will typically be informational alerts on current legislation or our lobbying activities. In addition, registered users can choose to have the Social Security and Medicare Advisor e-mailed to them 10 times a year. At any time you may e-mail us and request that either of these services be discontinued.

The League may invite other carefully screened organizations and firms to contact the League's supporters via e-mail regarding topics the League believes will be of interest and value. At any time, registered users of this site may request that we discontinue this service by e-mailing us.

Read our full Privacy Policy.

Many states require the following language to appear on our printed materials and we reproduce it on this web site as a public service:

The following information does not imply endorsement by state Attorneys General.

Residents of the following states may request financial statements and other information from the offices indicated (the toll free numbers are for use only within the respective states): Arizona: Financial information filed with the Secretary of State is available for public inspection or by calling toll free 1-800-458-5842. Florida: A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS BY CALLING 1-800-435-7352, TOLL FREE WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Kansas: The Kansas registration number is 228-221-8. The annual financial report for the preceding fiscal year is on file with the Secretary of State. Maryland: Copies of documents and information submitted by TSCL are available from the Office of the Secretary of State, Statehouse, Annapolis, MD 21401, 1-800-825-4510. Mississippi: The official registration and financial information of TSCL may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State's office by calling 1-888-236-6167. Registration by the Secretary of State does not imply endorsement by the Secretary of State. New Jersey: INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BY CALLING 973-504-6215. REGISTRATION WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT. New York: New York residents may obtain a copy of our annual report by writing to the Office of Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271. North Carolina: A COPY OF THE LICENSE TO SOLICIT CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS AS A CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION OR SPONSOR AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES, SOLICITATION LICENSING BRANCH, BY CALLING (919) 733-4510. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Pennsylvania: A copy of the official registration and financial information of TSCL may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. Virginia: Commonwealth of Virginia, State Office of Consumer Affairs, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23208, (804) 786-1343. Washington: Currently registered with the Washington State Secretary of State as required by law. Registration number TRS-E95-241. West Virginia: Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305. Registration does not imply endorsement. Or in the alternative, you may send a written request, enclosing a self-addressed stamped envelope to: The Senior Citizens League, Inc., 1001 N. Fairfax St. #101, Alexandria VA 22314. Phone: (800) 333-8725, Fax: (703) 997-5669, Website: