About Us


 POWRS (Protect Our Wisconsin Retirement Security) is a statewide group of retiree activists. We:

Advocate for protection of the Wisconsin Retirement System (the nation’s #1 public sector defined benefit pension plan) and retirement security for all Americans. We undertake projects to Inform and educate WRS participants about the unique values and  properties of their pension system and threats to it; back full protection of the WRS;

Promote awareness of retirement insecurity in America and support stronger and better funded retirement options for private sector employees. We advocate for a Wisconsin private sector retirement program models on WRS.

Advocate for protecting Social Security and Medicare. We oppose efforts to convert Social Security to individual retirement accounts or to make Medicare a block grant or voucher program.  

Partner with public/private sector unions and progressive senior citizen and retiree organizations to accomplish our goals. We collaborate with WI Alliance for Retired Americans (WIARA); WI Coalition for Retirement Security (WCRS); WI Education Association Council (WEAC); American Federation of Teachers-WI (AFT-W); American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

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