Social Security Works Washington, a coalition of community and labor groups, will host an event titled, “Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid: Celebrating Decades of Success,” on Saturday, August 8 starting at 1:00 p.m. at Westlake Park in Seattle. Community leaders and elected officials will speak to the importance of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
The speakers and entertainment include:
Sen. Bernie Sanders, US Senate
Rep. Adam Smith, US House of Representatives
Sen. Pramila Jayapal, Washington Legislature
Hon. Kshama Sawant, Seattle City Council Member
Lynne Dodson – Secretary Treasurer, Washington State Labor Council AFL-CIO
Heather Villanueva – Senior Community Strength Organizer, SEIU 775, Board member, Ingersoll Gender Center
Rebecca Saldana – Executive Director, Puget Sound Sage
Gerald Hankerson – President of Alaska, Oregon, Washington State Area Conference NAACP
Marcelas Owens – Youth leader, Washington CAN!
Hugh Foy, MD. Physicians for a National Health Plan Western Washington, Professor of Surgery, UW School of Medicine, Director of the Surgical Specialties Clinic, Harborview
Jackie Boschak – President of Washington Alliance for Retired Americans President
Jim Page, musician and activist
Kore Ionz, Totem Star
Blue Scholars, Food & Sh*t