Senior Lobby Day is Feb. 20th
By Chuck Richards, Co-Chair, PSARA Government Relations Committee
It’s that time of year. PSARA members are invited to attend Senior Lobby Day by carpooling to Olympia on Thursday, February 20th.
PSARA has a team of eight legislative district coordinators organizing carpools for Olympia. Below is a list of coordinators and their contact information.
If you do not see your LD listed here call the PSARA office at (206) 448-9646 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We will work with you to make legislative appointments and try to organize a carpool from your area.
30th LD –Tim Burns, email@example.com, (253) 874-6292
33rd LD – Mary Anderson, firstname.lastname@example.org, (206) 276-3069
34th LD – Mac McIntosh, co-chair, (206) 938-1634
Rachael Levine, co-chair, email@example.com
36th LD – Mike Warren, firstname.lastname@example.org, (206) 282-3363
41st LD – Harvey Kriloff, email@example.com, (425) 453-1941
43rd LD – Jerry Alexander, firstname.lastname@example.org, (206) 527-5117
46th LD – Rick Erickson, Rickstere44@msn.com, (206) 634-1530
Other LDs – PSARA office, (206) 448-9646 or email@example.com.
Senior Lobby Day begins with registration at 8 a.m. and morning presentations at 9 a.m. at The United Churches of Olympia, 110 Eleventh Ave SE, across from the capital campus. There is parking available nearby. Study the map for other public parking.
PSARA will pay registration for PSARA members, which includes a box lunch, for those who sign up by Friday February 14th.
PSARA’s 2014 legislative agenda was approved by PSARA’s Executive Board. The full agenda and the companion Talking Points.
We will have our Legislative Agenda in hand when we meet with our legislators to urge their support:
- To pass legislation providing Paid Sick Days for workers statewide
- To adopt the Federal Basic Health Option (FBHO) promoting access to care and continuity of care for low‐income families.
- To protect Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) by requiring shared employer responsibility.
Budget items for 2014 include:
- Allocating $400,000 for a Long- Term Care financing study that will examine new models for financing long-term care.
- Restoring the cuts in the Housing Trust Fund to $100 million.
- Restoring funding to Medicaid funded home care services
- Ending corporate tax breaks that fail to produce more revenue
- Supporting restoration of full funding for the Public Guardianship Program.
Please contact your LD coordinator by Fri. Feb 14th to reserve a place, and a lunch. We hope to have you join us on the 20th!