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February 20 is Senior Lobby Day

By Chuck Richards, co-chair, PSARA Government Relations Committee

The 2014 legislative session begins with an all-too-familiar political landscape. We enter a second year of divided control of the two legislative chambers and a new governor still being tested by the opposition. State government has another year of a budget deficit and it is reluctant to fully fund public education as required by the state supreme court. And health and human services dread the approaching budget cuts.

Into this mix come members of the Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action during Senior Lobby Day on Thursday, February 20, to remind legislators of essential priorities for Washington residents in the years ahead.

Working arm in arm with labor and community allies, we are promoting PSARA’s 2014 Legislative Agenda. (Please read the column on Page 3 of this issue to learn about PSARA’s legislative priorities.)

And, as in years past, PSARA is offering its members transportation to reach Olympia on February 20. We are helping neighbors network within their legislative districts to lobby together most effectively for the things we believe strengthen Washington families.

If you haven’t already signed up at PSARA’s Winter Party on December 19th, then contact us at govrelations@psara.org or the PSARA office at (206) 448-9646.

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