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…

Action Alert #94 – Why Do We Do This?

New Senate bill needs our support! You may be wondering, with all the ongoing upheavals that are changing the nature of our governmental systems, why we keep demanding the repeal of the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision Social Security offsets. Despite initiatives across this country to eliminate or diminish public employee pensions…

Action Alert # 93 – Social Security is Stacked Against Women

If you are a partner in a marriage, you deserve a partner’s share of what is earned in that marriage! Check out the history of women and Social Security below, and develop new stories to tell your legislator and your friends. As always, check to see if your Representative in Congress has signed on to…

Action Alert # 92 – Keep Us on Your Action List!

The fight to repeal the GPO and The WEP has been long and frustrating, but there are still reasons for hope. Even though in the past we have had less support from Republicans than from Democrats, there are Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle who realize that the offsets are either poorly…

Special to California SSF Members

News Bulletin: Last week, Rodney Davis from Illinois introduced a new bill, H.R.1205, to repeal the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision. Seventy-six other house members are listed as original co-sponsors, including 22 of California’s 53 members of Congress. The California members supporting are listed at the bottom of this Alert.  You can…

Action Alert #91 – Town Hall Meetings and Demonstrations

Action Alert #91 – Town Hall Meetings and Demonstrations

(Sorry this is late for this week, but you can always use this information) Congress is in recess for this week, until Monday Feb. 27th. Your Representative will be in town and will be holding public meetings. (If yours is not one of those in hiding) There are quite a few things to talk about,…

Action Alert # 90 – Making Our Way in the New Order

Take a deep breath and start in again. As always, communicate with your Congressional Representative and your Senators. Learn more and refine your story to share with family and friends, especially those who might be in other districts or states. Keep abreast of changes and be ready to respond to our Action Alerts. Changes in…

Action Alert #89 – Keep H.R. 711 Going and Vote for Social Security Strength!

· Send WEP/GPO comments to the Ways and Means Committee ASAP! WEP.feedback@mail.house.gov · Presidential candidates positions on Social Security Trump and Clinton on Social Security: If you or your friends or family have not yet voted, here is a link to the positions that Clinton and Trump have taken on Social Security. The Forbes article…

Action Alert #87 – Line Up Your Friends and Family!

There are three more weeks before Congress recesses for full-time campaigning before the election. Before they consider any changes in Social Security, they NEED to get rid of the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision. How do we make more noise about this? There are 4,130 people receiving this email, and we have…

Action Alert # 86 – August Action!

Status of H.R.711, the Brady bill What to say to your Congress Person now Send a message to the Presidential candidates —-> Kevin Brady, the Chairman of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee decided to table his bill, HR 711, at their meeting just before the recess because of disagreements among the groups affected…

Action Alert #84 – Get to Know Your Social Security Legislative Aide

You can use these links: To find your Representative:  http://www.house.gov To check on House Bill 973 To check on H.R. 711 This week, the House of Representatives is on break.  They have come back to their districts and will probably be seen at 4th of July picnics and other celebrations.  Catch up with them, if you…

Action Alert #83 – Act Now to Keep H.R. 711 Going!

ACTION NEEDED THIS WEEK and NEXT (put this on your calendar to do): Call and write your Congresspersons.  Support H. R. 711.  house.gov Tell them—H.R. 711 corrects the faulty WEP formula. H.R. 711 was written to be cost neutral. Californians, Tell Feinstein’s office to sponsor this in the Senate! REASONS WHY H.R. 711 IS NEEDED…

Action Alert #82 – Urgent: Better Than What We Have Now–H.R. 711!

The Committee for Social Security Fairness agrees that there should be no Windfall Elimination Provision, at all. However, given that there is currently a chance to lessen the injury it causes, we need to support H.R. 711, Representative Kevin Brady’s “Equal Treatment of Public Servants’ ACT.” We believe that our other employment should not affect…

Action Alert #81 Talk to Congress now!

This is a good time for you to communicate with your Member of the House of Representatives.  Congress will be in session until May 26th, until the Memorial Day break.  Check out your Congress Person’s position on the GPO/WEP repeal (H.R. 973)and the WEP repeal and re-structure (H.R. 711) bills now.  If they have added…