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Join PSARA for MLK Day, Monday, January 15, 2018

Retirement Security Workshop 9:30 a.m., Rally 11 a.m., March 12:30 p.m.

PSARA will participate once again in the annual Martin Luther King Day rally and march on Monday, January 15.

This year we’ll also present a work- shop – “The Fight to Defend and Expand Social Security and Medicare.”

Please join us to discuss this vital topic at 9:30 a.m. at Garfield High School, 400 23rd Avenue, Seattle. If you can’t make it to the workshop, the rally starts at 11 a.m. in the Garfield gym, followed by a march downtown at 12:30 p.m. Look for the PSARA banner.


Want to Go Birding with PSARA?

You Still Have Time to RSVP!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

This time we’re headed to the Skagit Flats, one of the major stopping places for northern migrants, at the request of some of our wonderful PSARA members to the north and their friends. We will look for Tundra and Trumpeter Swans, Snow Geese, Short-Earred Owls and hopefully Rough-legged Hawks and other raptors, as well as migrating sea ducks. Maybe this will be a Snowy Owl year. RSVP to Karen at


May Day 2017!

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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.  

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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.

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Robby Stern Addressing the Plenary Session of Senior Lobby Day.

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Planning what to say during appointments with legislators.

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Chuck Richards and Robby Stern discussing the legislative agenda with PSARA members

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


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


Opening the meeting with a song.


Discussion at the membership meeting





Tuesday, April 19 PSARA members and members of several other organizations protested at Zoomcare’s newest Seattle-area clinic in Ballard.

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Photo by Garet Munger – April 19

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Photo by Garet Munger – April 19

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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.