July 25, 2016
Protecting, Strengthening and Expanding Social Security and Medicare for ALL Generations
Please join Robby Stern, President of Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA) and Chair of Social Security Works Washington for a Lunch and Learn Program on Monday, September 26, 2016. The lunch will be at the Kent Senior Center, 600 E Smith St, in Kent at 11:45 AM to 1:30 PM. There will be a lively multigenerational discussion about the status of Social Security and Medicare now and for the next 50 years. Come join other senior, health care advocacy and community-based organizations to see how we can work together to insure not only the preservation of Social Security and Medicare for future generations but also make the necessary changes to enhance benefits in both programs. All generations need to fight together to insure real retirement security today and tomorrow.
Social Security has been one of our government’s most successful programs for over 80 years. It has helped seniors, children, families, and individuals with disabilities. Medicare is another successful program that, for more than 50 years, has provided seniors and other Social Security recipients’ medical care. These programs have been successful and will continue to serve seniors and future seniors for many years to come. They are not going away. However, because of the deep income inequality that has become the reality in our country and the inability of the vast majority of our population to save for retirement, it is time to mount a campaign to expand these two vital programs.
Kent Senior Center, South King County chapter of WSARA-EF, Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action, Washington State Alliance for Retired Americans Educational Fund, Physicians for a National Health Program-Western WA, Washington CAN, Puget Sound Old Lesbians Organizing for Change, Health Care for All Washington, Pride at Work, AFTWA Retiree Chapter.