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PSARA Members in the “It’s In Our Hands” procession at the Break Free from Fossil Fuels event in Anacortes, Wa. on May 14

Coming up Soon:

“Making Retirement Security Real for Everyone”

1 p.m. – 3p.m., Wednesday, May 25

Workshop sponsored by the Greenwood Community Senior Center and presented by the PSARA Education Committee

Greenwood community Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St., Seattle

 

On Monday, June 13 at 2 p.m., join PSARA members at the Seattle City Council meeting to show your support as the council takes up the resolution to expand Social Security and Medicare. 

This resolution, which addresses the growing retirement security crisis is being supported by PSARA and many other organizations. There will be a time for public testimony at 2 p.m. prior to the Seattle City Council taking action for any who are present and might want to say a few words. The prime sponsor of the resolution is Council Member Lorena Gonzalez.

 

 

Please Join Us for Our Summer Potluck and Meeting: Noon -Potluck Lunch and Socializing.

1:00 p.m.- Forum on I-732, the Carbon Tax Initiative with Speakers: Yoram Bauman, founder of CarbonWA, and Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO.

1:45 p.m. – Q & A and other business.

Thursday, June 16 – Noon to 3 p.m.Greenwood Community Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St., Seattle

 

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Photo by Garet Munger – April 19

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Photo by Garet Munger – April 19

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Photo by Garet Munger – April 19

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. 

 

PHOTOS BY PSARA MEMBER GARET MUNGER

PHOTOS BY PSARA MEMBER GARET MUNGER

More than 40 PSARA leaders and leaders from other community organizations met with Nora Super, the Executive Director of the White House Conference on Aging and Elisa Walker, Special Assistant to the Social Security Administration’s Deputy Commissioner for Retirement & Disability Policy. We discussed with these high ranking officials the need to expand Social Security and Medicare benefits and the necessity that the Social Security field office be moved out of the Jackson Federal Building to eliminate the access barriers that presently exist

 

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.