H.R. 82 – The Repeal for Fairness Needs You Right Away!

Last week the House Ways and Means Committee stopped our path to a floor vote on full repeal of the WEP and GPO! Here is what we need to do next! Your Representative must sign a Discharge Petition to keep our chances for repeal going. A super majority has cosponsored H.R.82, but since it got…

H.R. 82 On the Line Tuesday September 20th

WEP/GPO Hearing for H.R. 82 in Ways and Means H.R. 82, the bill to repeal the WEP and GPO has enough co-sponsors to require a floor vote.  Instead, the leadership of the Ways and Means Committee has decided to discuss the bill at a meeting this Tuesday at 10:00 AM EDT.  At this meeting they…

ALERT:  WE HAVE PROGRESS

IT’S NOT TIME TO QUIT, YET:   Great News!  We hit 100,000 signers on the MoveOn petition, and more people are still signing it. Here, again, is the link.  https://sign.moveon.org/petitions/elimination-of-the-unfair ( Please keep it going if you can.  Thank you! Social Security Fairness has been working with the National WEP/GPO Repeal Task Force for the past…

Alert: We’re Almost There! Sign the petition!

Show our power to Congress now! We want 100K signers on our petition for next week, and this weekend we have more than 96,470.  Please help us get those final 3,500 supporters! Who is it that you haven’t yet hit up for their signature?  Family? Neighbors? Distant cousins? Did they forget to sign? Carry your…

Alert–Yes, We Have Progress!

We’re Ready for a House vote; Time to Lean on Senators; Building State Coalitions 1.    We now have 294 Members of the House of Representatives who have co-signed H.R. 82, to fully repeal the WEP and GPO–more than what we need! Sponsors, Davis and Spanberger, have formally requested a House VOTE on their bill. …

Please do this new list NOW–Only 6 more to 290

Copy the message below, click on the legislative aide’s email on the bottom of this Alert, use the message that appears, paste our request, or add your own comment and SEND! Please cosign H.R. 82 NOW! Provide real support for seniors! Public worker retirees need you to repeal the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall…

ALERT Please email these legislators now

Copy the message below, click on the legislative aide’s email on the bottom of this Alert, paste our request, and send. Please cosign H.R. 82 NOW! Public worker retirees need you to repeal the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision! H.R. 82 by Rodney Davis has 283 cosigners. We need 290 to force…

Alert: WE NEED ONLY 10 MORE CO-SIGNERS on H.R. 82!

You Can Put Us Over The Top! We have 280 co-signers. We want to get 290 co-signers to be able to demand a floor vote.  This email is going out to our more than 5,000 members of Social Security Fairness. California Retired Teachers sent the links below to their members, and we can add to…

You can help the NEA to repeal WEP and GPO

The National Education Association is lobbying for WEP/GPO repeal in Washington! We can back them up! Today, May 24 and tomorrow, May 25, they will be visiting Congressional offices explaining the importance of repealing the WEP and GPO. Please call your Congress Person and your Senators on these days. Give them your personal story and the reasons that the…

Urgent: Demand WEP/GPO Repeal Vote Now!

Rodney Davis and Abigail Spanberger, original sponsor’s of HOUSE WEP/GPO REPEAL BILL, H.R. 82, ARE ASKING HOUSE LEADERSHIP TO BRING THE BILL TO THE FLOOR FOR A VOTE NOW! We need to back up our sponsors, Davis and Spanberger, by bombarding the House decision-makers’ offices with demands for action. You can call any Member of…

Alert—-12/12/21 Keeping Track of Our Progress

Alert—-12/12/21 Keeping Track of Our Progress

SSFairness.org believes that the only just way to deal with the Offsets is total repeal.  Denying fully-earned benefits to people who have contributed to Social Security as required is grossly unfair. Other bills before Congress propose to make the Offsets work by balancing them against pensions that are paid for and taxed differently in different states, creating…

Alert — 9/27 They Don’t Understand the Issue!

The Ever Present Misconceptions about WEP/GPO 1. You have a pension, so you don’t need Social Security: –The pension comes from money you were required to contribute out of your salary. Like Social Security, it was not intended to cover all of your needs in retirement.  Even a partial pension can cause cuts to Social…

Alert 8/20 – Petition to Repeal WEP & GPO

The petition to repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset (the one we asked for signatures on a year ago) is still open at nearly 80,000 signatures. We want to be able to show legislators our power next month when a new bill including repeal is introduced. We are still accepting signatures!…

Alert 7/22/21 The Countdown Begins!

We now have 193 co-signers on the Social Security Fairness bill, H.R. 82 (the repeal bill). We need 97 more Members of the House of Representatives to co-sign the bill to force a floor vote on the measure. 290 is the magic number! Last year we got 264 votes of the 290 that we needed….

Send Your Story to Congress by noon next Tuesday, June 29!

The Ways and Means Committee is asking for input on Social Security NOW      Send to: WMdem.submission@mail.house.gov The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security is putting together a bill to improve Social Security benefits.  There is a bill proposed to modify the WEP (HR.2337) and another to REPEAL both penalties (H.R. 82). …