The Retiree Advocate: August 2015
Welcome to the August 2015 issue of The Retiree Advocate, the monthly newsletter of the Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA).
In This Issue:
- Welcome to the Gutenberg Editor
- March, 2016 ADVOCATE
- Climate Change Is Violence…NOW
- Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis: The Cost of Being a US Colony
- What’s Next in the Fight for Fair Trade?
- What’s Wrong with Europe?
- "Secret Memo": Primary Election Bad News for Developers and Landlords
- Initiative 735 Urges Congress to Amend the US Constitution
- Frank Irigon Receives National Award
- In Memory of Edie Koch
- Celebrate and Organize
PSARA members stand up for working Moms and all workers at Macy’s (Tuesday May 8, 2012). UFCW 21 is in negotiations with this very successful retailer and is working to achieve wages and working conditions that will support families as macy workers struggle to balance work with family responsibilities.
Carrying the PSARA banner on the May Day march, we got to speak with many people as we walked from Judkins field in the central area of Seattle through the streets of downtown Seattle. PSARA members waiting in the rain for the march for Immigrant and Worker Rights to begin on May Day 2012.
PSARA members stand in solidarity with postal workers on Thursday April 19, 2012 as we call for no cuts to the U.S. Postal Service. Our members rely on the delivery of mail to our homes and we must not allow the privatizers to take over our postal system.
The PSARA Executive Board took the time to celebrate the 92nd birthday on Thursday April 19, 2012 of our wonderful Editor & President Emeritus, Will Parry.
Rep. Dennis Kucinich speaking passionately at the Highline Community College Social Security forum on Thursday April 12, 2012 calling for the protection and strengthening of Social Security and for the elimination of the income cap now enjoyed by high income earners.
By Will Parry In the May issue of The Retiree Advocate, PSARA President Robby Stern summarized the many ugly specifics of Paul Ryan’s proposed budget for 2013 – a budget endorsed by Mitt Romney. In this article, we single out an aspect of that budget of critical importance to today’s seniors – and tomorrow’s. Our […]
By Robby Stern Wednesday, June 13 at 1:30 p.m., PSARA members are asked to attend a meeting of the Seattle City Council Housing, Human Services, Health & Culture Committee at Seattle City Hall. The Committee will be considering a resolution that commits the City of Seattle’s to support the national Caring Across Generations campaign. The […]
Thursday, June 21, from 12:30 –3 p.m., at the Greenwood Community Senior Center, PSARA will hold our annual summer membership meeting and potluck. The opportunity to socialize with other PSARA members, to hear an important speaker talk about the future of our state, and to help shape the future of PSARA are all bundled into […]
Join PSARA today and you’ll have the opportunity for both bold action and thoughtful words. In the last few months, PSARA has marched for immigrant rights on May Day, we rallied with port truckers fighting for decent wages and working conditions, we stood with postal workers facing workplace closures, we picketed with Macy’s workers fighting […]
By Robby Stern As the summer approaches, the election campaigns are heating up. PSARA has not historically endorsed candidates. We do not want to be inundated with candidates seeking our endorsement. The exhausting process of evaluating candidates would greatly diminish our ability to focus on the significant issues we work to influence. But as PSARA […]