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Sanders to attend Social Security, Medicare event Aug. 8 in Seattle

sanders-bernieSEATTLE (July 31, 2015) — Organizers of an anniversary celebration rally for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid planned for Saturday, Aug. 8 in downtown Seattle announced today that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has accepted an invitation to attend and speak at the event.

“We are very excited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid and the 80th anniversary of Social Security,” said Robby Stern of Social Security Works – Washington, which is organizing the Aug. 8 event, and President of the Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action. “We are particularly honored to welcome Senator Bernie Sanders, one of the national advocacy leaders for strengthening and expanding these three critical programs.”

It will be Sanders’ first visit to Washington state since announcing his candidacy for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 presidential election.

SocSec-anniversary-15Aug08The Social Security & Medicare Celebration will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8 at Westlake Plaza, 400 Pine St. in downtown Seattle.

For more information, see Celebrate Medicare, Social Security success Aug. 8 in Seattle at The Stand.


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