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Wisconsin Association for Retired Americans Power Lunch

Due to safety considerations around large in-person gatherings, the 2021 POWER Lunch will now be VIRTUAL.

Because this is a fundraiser, they will still ask for individuals and organizations to purchase tickets in order to virtually attend.  

When: Monday, October 11, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Online

How: Via ZOOM (virtual attendance details provided after registration.

To purchase tickets by check via mail, send payment to:

Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans 6333 West Bluemound Road Milwaukee, WI 53213



Some Upcoming Events

Monday, May 17, 2021 – Wisconsin Coalition of Annuitants

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

View this FREE webinar from the comfort of your own home. Hear from:

David Stein, Chairman of SWIB Board of Trustees

Edwin Denson, Executive Director/Chief Investment Officer, SWIB
and John Voelker, Secretary of ETF.

For more details and to register, go to Wisconsin Coalition of Annuitants (

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 -- Wisconsin Democracy Campaign's Virtual Gathering   

RSVP by Sunday, May 16 via link below.


5:00 – 5:30 Welcome and a Year in Review

5:30 – 5:40 Bruce Murphy: Media Democracy -- Wisconsin Democracy Campaign and Media in Wisconsin

5:40 – 6:00 Keynote Speaker Rep. Francesca Hong: Democracy, Racial Equity, and Economic Justice

6:00 – 6:30 Q&A

For more details & RSVP, go to Wisconsin Democracy Campaign's Virtual Gathering 2021 - Wisconsin Democracy Campaign (


Biennual Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans (WIARA) Convention

The VIRTUAL Biennial Convention of the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans has been scheduled for April 28th, 11:00am – 1:00pm.

To attend the Biennial Meeting on April 28, you'll need to register in advance on ZOOM.  See The flyer for details.  


Proposed Bylaw Changes


Budget Input Sessions #2 (Governor Evers)



Governor Evers’ Badger Bounceback Budget Live Sessions - April 2021

  • Economic Recovery & Opportunity: Thursday, March 18, 2021, at 6 p.m.  
    Register to attend here.
  • Accessible & Affordable Healthcare: Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 6 p.m.  
    Register to attend here.
  • Transportation & Infrastructure: Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at 6 p.m.  
    Register to attend here.
  • What’s Best for Our Kids: Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 6 p.m.  
    Register to attend here.
  • Justice Reform & Marijuana Legalization: Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at 6 p.m. Register to attend here.
  • Climate Change & Our Environment: Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at 6 p.m.  
    Register to attend here.  




Budget Input Sessions #1 (Joint Finance)

Joint Finance Committee Hearing Schedule - April 2021

Friday, April 9:  Whitewater, UW-Whitewater, 800 W Main Street, Whitewater, WI 53190.  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.                                            

Wednesday, April 21:  Rhinelander, The Hodag Dome, 665 Coolidge Ave, Rhinelander, WI 54501.  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.                                                              

Thursday, April 22:  Menomonie, UW-Stout, 712 Broadway St S, Menomonie, WI 54751. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.                      

Wednesday, April 28:  Virtual.  10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Those wishing to testify must register in advance; more details to come.



Budget Opportunities and Challenges

State Budget Challenges and Opportunities

WEBINAR: State Budget Challenges and Opportunities


Monday, December 14th,  7:00 pm

Jon Peacock & Tamarine Cornelius of the Wisconsin Budget Project will give us a

 presentation on Wisconsin's state budget. These experts analyze our state's

 budget and tax system, and will have some new thoughts about what to look

for in the FY21-22 state budget decisions. Although Gov. Evers won't formally

 present his state budget proposal until February 16th, the outlines are already

 shaping up. How can state employees help create a state budget that meets

 our needs and priorities and those of the public? Will new leaders in the Joint

Finance Committee -- and a starkly new pandemic context -- make this spring's

 legislative budget negotiations different than in the past? Will the Governor

 wield his veto pen to good effect?


This presentation is sponsored by State Worker Power & the Association of Career Employees.

 Also see the Wisconsin Budget Project's new website

for three principles for an equitable economy in Wisconsin.


Register in advance for this meeting on Zoom: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about

 joining the meeting.



Labor “Get Out the Vote” Virtual

Rally & Phone Bank

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

    Noon – 4:00 p.m.

    Stephanie Bloomingdale, Mark Pocan & Josh Kaul




WiARA Power Lunch

The Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans (WiARA) will be holding its annual Power Lunch on October 12.  This year, it will be a virtual meeting.  See the flyer for more details.


Social Security 2100 Act

August 25, 2020:  In a recent Zoom Conference with Congressman Mark Pocan arranged by the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans (WiARA), we learned that the House of Representatives have prepared a bill to strengthen and protect Social Security. 

The effort was led by Representative John Larson.  The bill would increase the cap for payroll taxes to $400,000, set a minimum benefit level and more.  The bill hasn't been introduced yet and is awaiting Speaker Pelosi's determination of the right time for introduction.  

For more details, go to