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)

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.

We sent the survey to all the declared Democratic candidates and to the Republican incumbent. We only received replies from four Democratic candidates: Mandela Barnes, Sarah Godlewski, Alex Lasry, and Tom Nelson. To read the uneditied responses clink here

Wisconsin Treasurer candidate Dr. Gillian Battino also completed our candidate survey. The Wi Treasurer 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. Click here to see the survey response from Dr. Battino        


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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