WEA-Retired members lobby in Olympia
Members of WEA-Retired joined Retired Public Employees Council of Washington members for a joint lobby day in Olympia.
They devoted the morning and early afternoon to listening to speakers, preparing for late afternoon meetings with their legislators and sharing stories over lunch.
Attendees then traveled to the Capitol for scheduled meetings with lawmakers. Many spoke of the importance of increasing the Medicare benefit for retirees and supporting a 3% COLA for PERS/TRS Plan 1.
An attendee said, “We expect the state to live up to its promises. Look around the room – we worked different careers in different parts of the state, but we have similar needs and expectations. Our lawmakers need to hear from us.”