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Celebrating Woody on his 100th

By Will Parry July 14 is Bastille Day and this year it’s something more. It’s the 100th birthday of Woody Guthrie. The centennial is the occasion for concerts and hootenannies in Woody’s birth town of Okemah, Oklahoma, and in many another town and city “from the redwood forests to the Gulfstream waters,” to quote from […]

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Mid-1930s to late 1970s: Moving toward shared prosperity

Part 2 of a four-part series – Making the American Dream Real for Everyone By Mark McDermott At the outset of the 1930s, working people were enduring records levels of unemployment, widespread homelessness, hunger and loss of farms and homes. Millions lost their life savings in the collapse of the banking system. In the midst […]

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Rose-Avila will lead immigrant work

By Mike Andrew PSARA Board member Leno Rose-Avila has been appointed to head the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs by Mayor Mike McGinn. He began work on June 1. Leno has served as executive director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, of the Social Justice Fund NW, as a regional director of Amnesty International, […]

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Our New Political Cartoonist

This issue of the Retiree Advocate has the third political cartoon composed by our new member artist, Deva Crouch. Deva replaces the wonderful Chaya Burstein who did a number of excellent cartoons for PSARA before health problems forced her to stop drawing cartoons. Deva is an artist and poker player living and working in Seattle. […]

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The Supreme Court…

…of the United States, showing an astonishing lack of respect for the Retiree Advocate deadline, delivered its 5-4 decision upholding the Affordable Care Act just as we were going to press with our July issue. For now, we’ll simply hail this magnificent victory for the health of the American people. We’ll publish a more considered […]

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PSARA meets with Mayor McGinn

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Seattle City Council supports Caring Across Generations campaign

More than 100 supporters, including a number of PSARA members, gathered in the Seattle City hall after the Seattle City Council passed unanimously the resolution in support of the Caring Across Generations (CAG) campaign. The passage of the resolution means that the city of Seattle will lobby at the state and federal level for policies […]

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PSARA at Pride Parade 2012

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We have a new name

PSARA members listen intently during the proceedings of our June general membership meeting. They voted, overwhelmingly, to change the name of our organization to the Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA) – Uniting Across Generations for a Secure Future. They also heard from Jay Inslee, the Democratic candidate for governor and what his vision […]

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Reclaiming the American Dream workshop

PSARA members, led by Executive Board member Mark McDermott, gathered to discuss what we can learn from American history that will help us to counter the self-promoting policies of the 1% and win policies and values that lead us to a country that embodies economic and social justice for the 99%. (May 14, 2012).

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