Action Alert #61 – It’s Recess! Reach Out to Your Members of Congress at Home

Congress is on recess for the next couple of weeks.  If you haven’t mentioned the GPO/WEP to your representative or senators in the last two months, it is time for them to hear from you again! To avoid being buried in the pile of comments about Social Security, you might label it a women’s issue, […] Read more »

Action Alert # 60 Respond with Tough Language to Donation Requests!

As the midterm election season warms up, many of us are being hit by requests for donations to political campaigns. Some of our members sent in the suggestion that we demand that they respond to our issue before we send them any more money. Here are sample responses: (1) “I will contribute financially when I […] Read more »

Action Alert #59 Important Strategic Action Needed

Important, Strategic Action Needed       You can help now! Social Security support groups are beginning to align their messages toward making the Social Security system stronger and fairer.  Right now is a perfect time to tell these groups that in order to make the system fair to all, the Government Pension Offset (GPO) […] Read more »

Action Alert #58 – Remind Mr. Obama!

Social Security Works sent out a reminder that we have to continue the fight against the Chained CPI: “Last year, President Obama put a Social Security cut called the Chained CPI in his budget.  Since then Americans from all political stripes are calling for Social Security to be expanded—not cut. The question is: will President […] Read more »

Action Alert #55 – GPO/WEP —The Real Social Security Rip-off!

After a much-needed summer break we are back!  Time to ramp up again our (barely controlled) outrage over the way we have been cheated of the retirement benefits we have earned. There are many groups who are demanding that SS be strengthened. Check out this video: Let’s tell these groups to make it fair at the […] Read more »

Action Alert # 54 – Now We Have a New Senate Bill — S. 896!

We are very pleased to announce that a bi-partisan group of four Senators have introduced the Social Security Fairness Act of 2013 (S. 896) — Mark Begich of AK, Susan Collins of ME, Dean Heller of NV, and Elizabeth Warren of MA.  This follows the introduction of HR 1795 in the House by Congressman Rodney Davis (IL) […] Read more »

Action Alert # 53 – We Have a New House Bill!– HR 1795

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We are VERY happy to announce that a bipartisan bill (HR 1795) was introduced in the House last Friday, April 26, to repeal the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision. It was introduced by Representatives Rodney Davis (R-IL) and Adam Schiff (D-CA).  WE THANK THEM!  The text of the bill should appear on […] Read more »

ALERT #52 – Washington D.C. Report and What We Can Do Now

On April 2 more than 40 members of the California Retired Teachers Association arrived in Washington DC to speak to the policy makers (Legislative Aides) while their bosses were on Easter recess.  It involved lots of early planning as well as organizing the debriefings and writing thank you letters to the legislators. We thank CalRTA for the […] Read more »

Action Alert # 51 – The Time to Take Action to Back Us Up is NOW!

On April 3, next week, 50+ members of the California Retired Teachers’ Association will be talking to staffers in Washington, D.C. about the GPO/WEP. Many more will be visiting their Representatives in their home offices. A large number of these CalRTA members also belong to our Social Security Fairness lobbying group, and a team of […] Read more »