POWRS is a group of Wisconsin retirees working to assure retirement security for ALL Wisconsin citizens. POWRS:  

    • Advocates to protect the Wisconsin Retirement System (public employee retirement program)

    • Supports secure, defined benefits programs for Wisconsin private sector employees andbusinesses

    • Works to strengthen and protect Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare

WI U.S Senate candidate survey 

To better inform Wisconsin voters POWRS surveyed all the U.S. Senate candidates on retirement, Social Security and Medicare issues. Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes responded but Sen. Ron Johnson did not respond. Sen. Johnson however has a public record regarding Social Security and Medicare issues. There is significant differences between the two candidates on these issues.

Read our comparison of the candidates  


Wisconsin Treasurer candidate information

The Wisconsin Treasurer's office was involved in leading Gov. Evers' retirement task force. POWRS provided input to the taskforce and we hope the next Treasure works to expand retirement options for all Wisconsin residents.

Aaron Richardson:

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    Protecting the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) 

The WRS is one of the best public employee retirement programs in the nation. It currently serves over 500,000 families in Wisconsin. The WRS is fully funded and a great value for all who live, work and pay taxes in Wisconsin. However, its safety and security is threatened by political meddling. 

You-Tube video "What Makes WRS a Model Program for Other States?"

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Promoting Retirement Security for ALL

Many people in Wisconsin do not have access to a high quality retirement program like the WRS. Many will be living in poverty during their "golden" years, but this retirement crisis can be avoided.  See the POWRS proposal to Gov. Evers for action on a Retirement for All program for Wisconsin.

Retirement For All White Paper 2019 Edition

Retirement For All Executive Summary 2019  

POWRS Recommendations for Wisconsin Retirement Task Force 2020

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Protecting Social Security and Medicare

Social Security and Medicare are the foundation of healthy, secure retirements for ALL Americans.

Unfortunately these highly successful programs are threatened by short-sighted “reforms.”

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