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…

Action Alert #118 – Tell Those Legislative Aides!

As of this week, we have 259 Members of Congress standing up for Repeal of the GPO and WEP.  Only 31 more and the bill will have to be brought to the floor for a vote.  Their staff members are NOT supposed to be working on the election while on the job. They are probably at home during…

Alert #117 – Nationwide Call-In With Friends

Dear SSF Members, This week we are joining forces with the Alliance for Retired Americans.  Here is a flyer with a free call-in number to easily speak to your Representative in Congress. You can start using it August 5th, this week. We only need 51 more signatures to present a strong enough showing to get the…

Action Alert #116 Invitation to sign repeal petition

Here’s a chance to have your say. This is a nationwide petition that will go to Congress to demand a vote on HR 141 and S521 to repeal the WEP and GPO. Link to Petition:Elimination of the Unfair GPO and WEP Provisions of the Social Security Act We are inviting you to sign this petition…

Action Alert # 115 How Are You Doing?

With all the current dislocations, the illnesses and the deaths, it is harder to stand up and complain about the GPO/WEP. This is especially difficult when we know others who may have been hit with worse outcomes and have lost more of their income to our closed society than we have with the Social Security offsets.  …

Action Alert #114 Why the Government Pension Offset is WRONG!

This is a reference page for you to use when documenting the negative effects of the Government Pension Offset. Use it when you are telling your story about how the Government Pension Offset cheats you out of your earned retirement income. Share it with your Representatives in Congress and in your state legislature. Share it…

Alert #113 The Scorecard

Alert #113 The Scorecard

The Scorecard:  GPO/WEP Progress So Far This Year THANK YOU FOR STANDING UP FOR SOCIAL SECURITY FAIRNESS! Keep making our case to everyone you know. We are halfway through the current legislative session–“the 116th Congress.” This Congressional session and the bills so far introduced continue through 2020. Here is a quick look at the bills…

Action Alert – All Hands on Deck!

The next four days the California Retired Teachers Association is going to be calling and visiting their Members of Congress (MOC) to remind them that we need action on H.R.141. We can back them up! With all the activity in Washington these days, your Representative may have signed onto the repeal bill and then just…

Action Alert : Where Are the Candidates on GPO/WEP?

Remember that many of those candidates running for local, state and national office either have no idea about the GPO/WEP or don’t really understand the damage they do.  This is NOT a political endorsement, but we have decided to share the section below of Elizabeth Warren’s lengthy statement on Social Security. It is concise and…

Alert #110 Talking Up Your Case—Repeal the GPO and the WEP!

Congress will not be in session until September 9th. Now is prime time for face-to-face meetings. Arrange to see your Representative or Senator in their office or at a town hall. Here is a link to find contact information for your Member of Congress (Representative) or Senator: congress.govYou can find out the status of the…