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Wisconsin Governor, Treasurer Honored for Work on Retirement Savings

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Governor Tony Evers (right) and State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski hold their Super Saver recognitions next to AARP Wisconsin State President Donna McDowell (front left). AARP WI Director Sam Wilson and AARP WI Federal Advocacy Director Lisa Lamkins are pictured in the rear.

To recognize state elected officials who play an integral role in helping Wisconsinites and all Americans to save and retire with confidence, we are thrilled to announce that Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski have been named to AARP’s 2019 national class of Super Savers – which includes 18 elected officials in eight states.

We presented the governor and treasurer with their recognitions during a presentation in the Governor’s conference room at the State Capitol. In 2019, Governor Evers created the Governor’s Task Force on Retirement Security, which is charged with developing solutions to help hardworking Wisconsinites save for retirement.

Chaired by Treasurer Godlewski, this task force will help Wisconsin workers grow retirement savings so they can take control of their own future. AARP thanks the governor and treasurer for creating and spearheading this important task force.

Both the governor and treasurer showed bold and visionary leadership not only by understanding the importance of this issue, but by appointing knowledgeable members to this task force who are exploring many ways Wisconsin can help its residents better prepare for their financial future.

In 2020 and beyond, we at AARP will continue to work with Wisconsin’s elected officials, business leaders, and community stakeholders to expand opportunities for Wisconsinites to grow the personal savings they need to take control of their finances as they age.

AARP created the Super Saver recognitions to recognize state elected officials who are focused on issues that Americans face in their daily lives. There are nearly 930,000 Wisconsinites who are unable to save for retirement out of their regular paycheck.

These are hardworking folks who should be able to retire and live independently as they age. The governor and treasurer are champions for Wisconsinites and we applaud their bold leadership to make savings easier for all workers.

Here are some comments about the recognition presentation from AARP Wisconsin State Director Sam Wilson:

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