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Help PSARA Plan Our Future

By Susan Levy, PSARA Outreach Vice President 

PSARA’s Executive Board established the Long Term Planning and Development Committee (LTPC). We have been meeting, and with your input the Executive Board approved the draft Vision and Mission Statements that are reprinted below. The LTPC is moving forward to prioritize PSARA’s focus for the short and for the long run. Basically we are asking which issues, places, people and communities will be our main focus as we work toward our mission. (We can’t yet do everything all the time.)

To help in this process we ask each of you for your thoughts on what is important to you. Please write down your thoughts on the following three questions and email them to me at or mail them to the PSARA office. (If you did this at the membership meeting, you don’t need to do it again.)

1. What’s most important to you about PSARA?

2. What could be changed or added to improve PSARA?

3. Imagine that you are recruiting a new PSARA member. Please give one sentence you would use to describe PSARA.

Your responses will go to the LTPC, which will make recommendations first to the Executive Board and then to the membership meeting. Thanks for your help and don’t worry about spelling, grammar or making sure your answers are perfect. No grades will be given! We just really want your main ideas.

Proposed Vision Statement 

Through our collective activism, Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA) is helping to create a just and peaceful world where all people can live 

with dignity and respect. 

Proposed Mission Statement 

PSARA, a multi-generational and multi-racial organization, is committed to working for economic and social justice, environmental sustainability, economic security, and equal rights and opportunities for retirees and future retirees. 

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