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Fun, delicious food, and Big Decisions: It’s the June 21 summer Membership Meeting!

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 one afternoon.

Our featured speaker, gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee, will leave time for Q & A, offering a rare opportunity to question him about his vision for Washington in a more intimate setting. The race for governor promises to be hard fought and close.

The choice between the candidates is stark. Jay Inslee supported the Affordable Care Act (ACA). His opponent, Attorney General Rob McKenna, joined the lawsuit to overturn the ACA. If successful, the lawsuit could eliminate many of the improvements that were made to Medicare along with eliminating such reforms as barring exclusions for preexisting conditions, significant expansion of Medicaid, and coverage for kids under 26 through their parents’ healthcare.

Also at the meeting, you will learn about significant organizational changes PSARA will experience in the next several months. After twelve years of affiliation, the national ARA has determined that PSARA does not fit with their organizational model. After explaining what has occurred and what we need to do, the Executive Board will propose a new name for PSARA as well as several Bylaw changes.

The potluck, which displays the skill and creativity of our members, is always delicious and our membership is fun, lively and interesting! Please RSVP to adminvp@ or call the office (206) 448-9646. If no one answers, please leave a message telling us what you will be bringing for the potluck.

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