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…

Action Alert #109  A New WEP “Fix”  Bill Has Been Introduced–H.R. 3934

Action Alert #109 A New WEP “Fix” Bill Has Been Introduced–H.R. 3934

Disclaimer:  Social Security Fairness demands complete repeal of the GPO and WEP. We paid the full contributions, we deserve the full benefits! As part of our campaign, however, it is important to keep up with what is happening in Congress and which Members are supporting changes that are short of total repeal. There is a new bill…

Action Alert #108 – A Father’s Day Gift for this Weekend!

Are you someone’s father? Is that younger person supporting your retirement income, and their inheritance, by being a member of our mailing list and responding to our requests for action? If you are affected by the Windfall Elimination Provision, you could be losing nearly $5,000 a year. If the Government Pension Offset affects you, you…

Action Alert #107 – Get Your Family on Board!

Who is it in your family who will lose out because you have lost so much of your earned Social Security retirement benefit? Not inheriting the family home because you couldn’t afford to keep it? Not being able to put your grandchild through college? Get your children and family members on our mailing list to…

​Action Alert #106 – Getting More Supporters for Fairness!

We have a new Senate bill, S.521, introduced by Sherrod Brown, which already has 4 co-sponsors: Collins and Murkowski, Baldwin and Leahy. The House of Representatives Social Security Fairness Bill H.R. 141, has 109 co-sponsors, 33 of them Republicans. Its original sponsor, Congressman Rodney Davis from Illinois, is a Republican. This is truly a bipartisan…

Action Alert #105 – H.R. 141 is Starting to Move

Action Alert #105 – H.R. 141 is Starting to Move

This year’s Social Security Fairness bill is already adding co-signers! This is why we have hopes that we will at least get a floor vote in the House of Representatives this year or next. Nancy Pelosi has said that any bills that have a large number of co-signers should get a vote from the whole…

Action Alert #104 New Congress — New Bill! H.R. 141

The old bills from last year and the year before that didn’t make it through Congress and finally get signed by the President are officially DEAD. New bills must be introduced. We are delighted that we can announce a new repeal bill in the House of Representatives! Republican Member of the House from Illinois, Rodney…