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

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.

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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.

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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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NEW: Wisconsin Gubernatorial Candidate Survey on Retirement Issues 

Key findings:  All Democratic candidates for governor support improving retirement security of Wisconsin workers. All of these candidates favor protecting the successful Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), the public employee retirement program. Governor Walker did not respond to the survey.

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