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). …

We have a NEW Senate Bill: S.1302

Brown and Collins Reintroduce Bipartisan Social Security Fairness bill in the Senate! On Thursday, April 22, U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) led a bipartisan group of their Senate colleagues to re-introduce the Social Security Fairness Act, which would repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO). Here…

Social Security Fairness Alert – CALL YOUR SENATORS THIS WEEK!

ASK THEM TO BE AN ORIGINAL CO-SIGNER ON THE SOCIAL SECURITY FAIRNESS BILL THAT SHERROD BROWN IS GOING TO INTRODUCE SOON.  SHERROD BROWN, D-OHIO, HAS BEEN OUR CHAMPION INTRODUCING THE SENATE BILL TO REPEAL THE OFFSETS FOR THE LAST FEW SESSIONS OF CONGRESS. LET’S SHOW HIM OUR APPRECIATION! CALL Democrats AND Republicans.  The House repeal…

A Major Women’s Issue: Repeal the WEP and GPO! Support House Bill by Davis, H.R.82

The Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision are poorly written laws that have been levied against public workers for nearly forty years.  They are particularly harsh against women. The formula for the Windfall Elimination Provision does not produce the effect that it was designed to do.  It has a harsher effect on retirees who have had lower-paying…

Action Alert #110 – It’s Time to push WEP & GPO Repeal!

Congress is looking at ways to make life better for everyone who has been affected by the pandemic.  They are under pressure to fix the Federal support system, AND THERE IS MORE PRESSURE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY! Well over half the Members of the House of Representatives signed on to support last year’s…

Action Alert #119 – We Have a New GPO/WEP Repeal Bill–H.R. 82

We have a new repeal bill. Representative Rodney Davis from Illinois came through for us again! He introduced the Social Security Fairness Act on the very first day of the new session of Congress. It is H.R. 82.  As many of you know, every two years all the bills that haven’t been passed and signed…