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n Political Involvement n Volunteer Opportunities Spokane Valley Senior Center........ 509-926-1937 nWashington State 2426 North Discovery Place Spokane Valley WA 99216 Governor Jay Inslee ....................... 360-902-4111 Political www.governor.wa.govPO Box 40002, Olympia WA 98504 Involvement Legislative Hotline ......................... 800-562-6000TTY 800-635-9993........................................ nOrganizations that Washington State Legislature Homepage Advocate and Lobby Call this number to get a message to your legislatorwww.leg.wa.gov/legislature AARP.............................................. 888-687-2277 who will return your call. You will be asked what 601 E Street NW, Washington DC 20049 your legislative district is, which can be ascertained www.aarp.org from your voter registration card. Access the location of the meeting nearest you on Voter Information .......................... 800-448-4881 the AARP website. www.vote.wa.gov Aging & Long Term Care of nUnited States Eastern Washington (ALTCEW) ...... 509-458-2509 1222 North Post Street, Spokane WA 99201 White House Comment Line .......... 202-456-1111 Fax 509-458-2003 ........................................ TTY 202-456-6213 action@altcew.org 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW www.altcew.org Washington DC 20500 ALTCEW advocates and lobbies for the rights of all www.whitehouse.gov older Americans and provides services to eligible individuals through subcontracted agencies, to pro- Volunteer mote independence, dignity, and choice. PLEASE SEE OUR ARTICLES ON PAGES 67 AND 101. Opportunities National Active and Retired Federal Employees Older volunteers are changing the world. At last Association..................................... 509-747-1589 check, they provide nearly four billion hours to Legislative Hotline /Members causes or interests every year. (24 hours) ................................. 800-217-8234 nVolunteer Programs www.narfe.org Advocates for current and retired federal employees Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and survivor annuitants. Assists retirees and survivors (RSVP) of Spokane County ............. 509-344-7787 with the interpretation of rules and requirements for RSVP recruits and involves seniors 55 and older in federal retirement benefits. Acts as advocates at na- community wide projects. RSVP volunteers receive tional and local levels for annuities and benefits. supplemental insurance coverage, low income vol- Older Women’s League (OWL) – The Voice of unteer mileage reimbursement, and community Midlife and Older Women ............. 877-653-7966 recognition. www.owl-national.org Friend to Friend Retired Public Employees Council of Greater Spokane ...........509-487-1603 ext. 216 of Washington (RPEC).................... 800-562-6097 4001 North Cook Street, Spokane WA 99207 www.rpecwa.org friendtofriendspokane@gmail.com Chapter This is the only Washington organization whose pri- friendtofriendspokane.org county and municipal employees. RPEC lobbies on founded to provide companionship to lonely 5Friend to Friend is a non-profit Christian ministry, mary focus is protecting the interests of retired state, behalf of public retirees on legislation affecting seniors residents in long-term care facilites. To find out to protect and enhance public pension fund benefits. how you can become a ‘Visiting Friend’ today, Discount programs and local monthly meetings. please see F2F website. 127


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