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The semi-annual PSARA membership meeting was held on December 15 with over 100 members attending and strengthening our resolve to carry on the fight to expand social security, fight for universal health care, support climate justice, and work for a progressive state budget.

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U.S. Representative Pramilla Jayapal speaking at the membership meeting.

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Opening the meeting with a song.

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Discussion at the membership meeting

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


Upcoming Forum:  Protecting, Strengthening and Expanding Social Security and Medicare for ALL Generations

Central Area Senior Center Wednesday, March 8, 2017 500 – 30th Avenue South 11:45 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.

Seattle, WA 98144

See details of the event here:  Central Area Senior Center Lunch and Learn Forum


Thursday, Feb. 23 – Senior Lobby Day

Join PSARA in Olympia to talk to  our legislators.  See the 2017 PSARA Legislative Agenda here: 2017 Legislative Agenda

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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.   The next picket will be at the Fremont clinic on Monday, July 11. Join us!

 

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.