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Pat Slutske

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  • rsvped for FOCUS ON IMMIGRATION 2018-03-20 16:01:22 -0500

    FOCUS ON IMMIGRATION

    “What then is the American, this new man? I could point out to you a man whose grandfather was an Englishman, whose wife was Dutch, whose son married a French woman, and whose present four sons have now four wives of different nations….The American is a new man, who acts upon new principles…. This is an American.”  Michel-Guillaume Jean de Crèvecoeur (1770, approx.)

    Find out how to affect the national conversation about immigration and immigrants who depend on receiving the same opportunities offered to our forefathers. Join us on Sunday, April 29th at 4:30 for a night focusing on the past and present of immigration in the United States.

    *Hear knowledgeable speakers – Professor Rachel Buff (History Department, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee); Ms. Kelly Fortier (Immigration Lawyer), and a representative from Voces de la Frontera.

    *Bring and share an ethnic finger food (savory or sweet) as we contemplate how much poorer life would be without the different cultures that comprise the United States.

    *Connect your personal immigration story with the national crisis to see where we have been, where we might go, and how immigration affects us all.

    WHEN
    April 29, 2018 at 4:30pm
    WHERE
    North Shore Presbyterian Church
    4048 N Bartlett Ave
    Shorewood, WI 53211
    United States
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  • published Let's Talk About: Medicare in Home 2016-12-06 15:10:35 -0600

    Let's Talk About: Medicare

    HERE WE GO AGAIN

    medicare.jpgRepublicans have realized their most fervent wish:  control over all three branches of government.  And, in their rush to obliterate the progressive gains of the last eighty plus years, they are as busy as a hive of little worker bees.  Do not be surprised to see more activity by the Right in one day than they have produced cumulatively in the last eight years.

    Paul Ryan has gleefully resurrected his plan to transform Medicare:  first turn it into a voucher program and then do away with it completely by the year 2022.   Most of us are probably pretty familiar with this government program. It’s certainly one that enjoys widespread popularity.  But it is also frightening to realize how many recipients of its benefits don’t really understand much about Medicare. Apparently many Americans don’t even understand that it’s a government program!  The goal of this article is to touch on some of the serious impacts the changes Mr. Ryan is suggesting will have.

    First, there’s Medicare’s impact on longevity.  Just based on observation, doesn’t it seem that people today are living longer than in the past?  When you were a child, how many of the elderly were living well into their eighties, even into their nineties?  Every day we hear of more and more people who have attained the age of 100!  Is the implementation of Medicare alone responsible for this trend?  Probably not:  advances in technology and changes to life style in general have had an impact.  “Data on age-specific death probabilities every 10 years since 1900, that is, before as well as after Medicare was enacted, provide an alternative way to test for the effect of Medicare on longevity. They also provide strong support for the hypothesis that Medicare increased the survival rate of the elderly, by about 13 percent”  (Effects of Medicare on Health Care Utilization and Outcomes).  Since that article was published in 1998, there have been even more advances.  But the bottom line is that new, lifespan-increasing technologies will do no good if people cannot access them!

    But longevity is only a piece of the picture. Here are some of the most harmful changes the Republican proposal may entail. 

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  • wants to volunteer 2014-05-22 11:13:02 -0500

    Become a volunteer

    "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

    --Margaret Mead

    Choose to become one of those committed citizens and work with us at Grassroots North Shore. Let us know, below, what activities you will be participating in.

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  • donated on ActBlue 2017-09-18 15:42:54 -0500