Tuesday, December 1, 2020
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Invest in Washington Rally

We have been invited by the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) to join them and other allied organizations to rally at the Capitol to demonstrate the community’s solidarity with public service. Invest in Washington will be delivering a letter to Governor Inslee and the media asking the Governor and the State of Washington to Invest in Washington by establishing …

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2016 RPEC Endorsement Recommendations

2016 RPEC Endorsement Recommendations Endorsements are based on support for our positions on protecting and improving our pensions and health insurance coverage.   Federal Races District RPEC Endorsement Senate Patty Murray CD 7 Pramila Jayapal CD 9 Adam Smith CD 10 Denny Heck   STATE-WIDE OFFICES Position RPEC Endorsement LT. Governor Karen Fraser Attorney General Bob Ferguson State Auditor Jeff …

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Social Security Privatization Advocate Should Not Remain on Board of Trustees

In partnership with the Alliance for Retired Americans, we forward the following: We hoped it wouldn’t come to this! President Obama has re-nominated Charles P. Blahous III to be on the Board of Trustees for Social Security and Medicare. Blahous has dedicated his entire professional career to gutting our earned Social Security benefits – including being the executive director of …

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RPEC Applauds Reauthorization of Older Americans Act

Yesterday, President Obama signed the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act (OAA). The reauthorization of the OAA was one of the top federal priorities for Retired Public Employees Council of Washington because of the critical services it provides to seniors.  It funds services that keep older adults healthy and independent, like meals, senior centers, caregiver support, transportation, benefits enrollment, and …

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