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…

Action Alert #104 – Getting Our Ducks in a Row!

Where are our unions and our public employers?  We need them if we are going to get rid of the GPO and WEP. That’s where the power is. What can you do to wake them up? Choose a public agency or union to work on. If each of us has a target agency or union,…

Action Alert #101 – Tony Thurmond Has Our Back!

On Tuesday, May 29, Tony Thurmond introduced a strong resolution to be voted on by the California state legislature to request that the government in Washington repeal the GPO and WEP. He knows how badly these provisions hurt California retirees, and he is on our side! Please read this through and send it to your…

Action Alert #100 Is Social Security Too Broke for Repeal?

Here’s the story. Originally Social Security had its own lock box. The money was just sitting there. During the Reagan administration, it was decided to let the General Fund of the U.S. Treasury borrow the funds from SS and then pay interest on what they borrowed. This was a win-win. The U.S. government had more…

Action Alert #99 What They Don’t Know Will Hurt Them!

CONTACT YOUR AFFECTED PUBLIC EMPLOYEE GROUPS—MAKE SURE THEY GET OUT THIS INFORMATION OUT TO ALL THEIR CURRENT WORKERS! Millions of public employees who are working in positions where they are not earning Social Security credits are unaware of the GPO/WEP penalties ahead of them. Some have relied on past boiler-plate information provided by the Social…

Action Alert #98 Seniors in the Crosshairs–Again!

UPDATE (4-26-18):: This post was regarding the tax bill and is no longer relevant except as a warning. We are in the Crosshairs—Again! Nearly 35 years after public employees were cheated out of their earned Social Security benefits, Congress seems to be after senior citizens again.  The current tax proposals that are in process have…

Action Alert #97 – A Glimmer of Hope from the Right

On October 3, first term Louisiana Republican Senator John Kennedy spoke on the floor of the Senate about why they need to get rid of the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision. Here are the links to his web page and the You-Tube video of his presentation: Web page: Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) Calls…

Action Alert #96 – Be Relentless!

Be Relentless: Tell them like it is! Despite the large number of political concerns these days, we must continue our persistence! The D.C. offices are still open during August! Go to house.gov or senate.gov to find phone numbers for legislative staff. Members have suggested some short and punchy phrases that will stand out as we…