Lou and Friends, A Concert
Saturday, February 27, 4:00 p.m
Please join PSARA for a singalong concert with four Northwest artists: Jean Geiger, Peter McKee, Tom Rawson, and Lou Truskoff bringing the power of song in the tradition of Pete Seeger. Use this link to join in via Zoom:
If you missed PSARA’s presentation on Medicare Advantage: “Disadvantaged: How Medicare Advantage Plans Fail Us and Would Sabotage Medicare for All” , you can still watch it on You Tube at this link: https://youtu.be/E99FryOyXIc
See the notes about what congress can do about Medicare Advantage here: “Challenges of Medicare Advantage”
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The Link Between Racial Justice, COVID-19, and the Green New Deal
A webinar presented by Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action-Whidbey Committee on Wednesday, August 12
Corona virus and climate change take a far heavier toll on Black, Latinix, and Indigenous communities. We will not solve these crises if we do not challenge white supremacy in all of its forms. This webinar is a discussion about these connections. It explores the Green New Deal Resolution to understand how and why it provides a way forward to a better future we all want.
Click HERE to view the webinar.
75-80 PSARA members and supporters braved the downpour on Friday, June 12 to attend a PSARA vigil on E. Greenlake Way N. Participants expressed support for the Black Lives Matter movement and opposition to systemic racism and violence embedded in the institutions of our country including the police and law enforcement agencies.
Vigil at Green Lake, Seattle
Friday, June 12 1:30-3:00 p.m.
For too long we’ve watched with anger and disgust that police still wield the power to snuff out lives without consequence. This time is different. All the people, young and old, we see taking to the streets in revolt are saying enough is enough.
For information, email email@example.com
Statewide coalition to pass the national Green New Deal Resolution is demanding that our U.S. Congressional Representatives respond to the Covid-19 crisis with justice, not with bailouts for the oil and gas corporations. Read the statement sent to the Wa. congress representatives:
In a new video from The Intercept, author and activist Naomi Klein explains how the Trump administration and other governments across the globe are “exploiting” the corona virus outbreak “to push for no-strings-attached corporate bailouts and regulatory rollbacks,” and urges working people worldwide to resist such efforts and demand real support from political leaders during the ongoing crisis.
Klein, author of the 2007 book The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, notes that President Donald Trump has pushed for a payroll tax cut that could bankrupt Social Security; promised help to major polluters like airlines, cruise companies, and fossil fuel firms that are driving climate disruption; and met with executives of private health insurance companies—in the words of Klein, “the very ones who have made sure that so many Americans cannot afford the care they need.”
Trump attacks Medicare!
PSARA is a member of the Social Security works Washington Coalition. In response to Trump’s attack, the Coalition just sent the following letter to all Washington congressional representatives and senators.
Dear Representatives and Senators:
On October 3rd , 2019, President Trump issued an Executive Order(EO) entitled “Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors.” Rather than “Protecting and Improving Medicare…” the EO threatens to do incalculable harm to present and future Medicare beneficiaries. Congress should take steps to equalize the two Medicare programs to assure that there is an end to discrimination against the Medicare recipients who choose the traditional Medicare program.
View the entire letter HERE.
For millions of us us in Washington State, Social Security ensures security and dignity. Here is what lawmakers need to do to keep it that way: Read the Statement by Social Security Works, Washington here.