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PSARA Committees

Race and Gender Equity (RAGE) Committee
Typically meets the 3rd Thursday of the month
Contact: organizer@psara.org

The Race and Gender Equity Committee works to highlight issues of racial and gender equity and to advocate for diverse and marginalized communities in the Puget Sound region and beyond.   Current topics include Black Reparations, immigrant rights, and the impacts of environmental and land use decisions on communities of color. 

Government Relations Committee
Typically meets the 1st Thursday of the month
Contact: organizer@psara.org

The Government Relations Committee is an active and engaged committee of volunteers that believes PSARA’s advocacy will make a difference in forming our state’s policies and priorities. We meet year around and are open to all PSARA members. 

 

Our work helps to center PSARA’s advocacy priorities and lead our members to greater activism in making Washington a healthier and more equitable place to live and thrive.  We advocate for the quality of life and well-being of all Washingtonians and particularly seniors emphasizing retirement security, economic and social justice, revenue reform, climate justice, healthcare and housing affordability.  Click here for more information.

Climate & Environmental Justice Committee
Typically meets the 1st Thursday of the month

Contact: tplux@comcast.net

PSARA's Climate & Environmental Justice Committee was formed out of the urgency of the escalating global climate crisis.  

 

  • We engage with Labor, environmental organizations and indigenous allies to help build a political movement to transition to clean energy and keep the world livable for future generations.  

  • We demand a just transition and livable wages for workers displaced by the move to clean energy and we advocate for justice and compensation for low income, communities of color and other communities adversely affected by fossil fuels and inequality.

 

The threat of climate change requires education, advocacy, and direct action now!

Fund Raising Committee
Typically meets the 2nd Monday of the month  

Contact: organizer@psara.org

The Fundraising Committee raises funds to support the great work of PSARA.  

 

Members conduct two major fundraising campaigns annually including Give Big in the spring and an End of Year solicitation.  It also sponsors events such as concerts, storytellers, book reading by local authors and more.  We reach out to other organizations for annual donations and apply for grants as the opportunity presents itself. Members also support agency events such as organizing our general membership meetings and PSARA’s anniversary celebration.  Our work results in significant resources for PSARA and the PSARA Education Fund.

 

We welcome all who want to help and we have fun planning and organizing our events and activities.  

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