Senior Lobby Day 2018 Thursday, February 22
Join PSARA members from your legislative district to visit your elected representatives.
RSVP now to reserve a spot!
Our elected officials need to hear your stories!Our representatives have told us that what makes the most impact on them in deciding what bills are passed are the personal stories they hear directly from you.
Email email@example.com or call the PSARA office 206-448-9646 FREE to PSARA members.
Carpools are available. If you need a ride, or can offer rides, let us know. PSARA members can also ride on IAM vans leaving from the Machinists’ Hall, but space is limited. Register now!
See the Schedule for Senior Lobby Day in this issue of the Retiree Advocate.
House Concert with Rebel Voices
Show your love for PSARA by listening to Rebel Voices, featuring Janet Stecher and Susan Lewis,
who are donating their talent and time to raise funds for PSARA.
We’ll have beer, wine and finger food for you to enjoy along with the music. This is a give-what-you-can fundraising event, so bring your check made out to PSARA. We will also happily accept cash donations.Space is limited, so get your reservation in soon.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the PSARA office, 206-448-9646 before February 14. See more details on front page of this month’s Retiree Advocate
May Day 2017!
PSARA took part in the rally on March 13 when Republican Congressman Dave Reichert was a keynote speaker at the Conference for Washington Council on International Trade.
Reichert, the empty suit, has refused to hold any public events for his constituents to ask questions and make their voice heard about protecting health care for thousands of Washingtonians. We joined advocates for a rally outside the Washington Trade Conference on Monday morning to demand that Dave Reichert stand up for his constituents and vote NO on all efforts to repeal the benefits of the ACA, oppose the raid on the Medicare Trust Fund to provide tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires, and block grant Medicaid!
PSARA members took part in Senior Lobby Day in Olympia on Feb. 23. Sixty PSARA members joined in and attended meetings with their State Representatives and Senators, pressing for support of our legislative agenda.
PSARA Joins Other Organizations in Signing the Statement of Solidarity from the WA Immigrant Solidarity Network, Jan. 30, 2017
“We, the undersigned organizations and community members, commit to resist President Trump’s recent executive orders on immigration and refugee resettlement.”
Read the complete text of the statement here: Statement of Solidarity
Photographs from the PSARA December Membership Meeting
Tuesday, April 19 PSARA members and members of several other organizations protested at Zoomcare’s newest Seattle-area clinic in Ballard.
ZoomCare, a new Oregon for-profit clinic network, plans to expand to 16 clinics in King County. They refuse to accept Medicare and Medicaid patients. Their business model is to serve younger and healthier people, putting more pressure on other providers. The next picket will be at the Fremont clinic on Monday, July 11. Join us!
Civic Engagement: It’s Our Middle Name
We’ve been through wars and depressions, presidents decent and lousy, political defeats and victories. We love our country, and we believe the best way to show it is to raise hell about its shortcomings.
Our operating principle was expressed by a wise rabbi nearly two millennia ago: “You are not required to finish the work, but neither are you at liberty to abstain from it.”
We are Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action. Civic engagement is our birthright and our middle name. If it’s yours as well, come join us. We need you.