Action Alert #79 – WEP Gets a Congressional Hearing, AT LAST!

Tell your Congress Person to please send someone to the Ways and Means Committee Meeting NEXT TUESDAY, March 22, at 10:00 AM EDT in Room B-318 Rayburn House Building to find out about H.R. 711. Kevin Brady (R-TX) has said for many years that, although the idea of the WEP is correct, the formula for it…

Action Alert #77 – Stop GPO/WEP First!

In the media these days there is a lot of talk about expanding and improving Social Security, but no one is saying anything about getting rid of the Government Pension Offset (GPO) and the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP). Despite the repeal bills currently in Congress, (H.R.973 and S.1651), there is nothing about how badly these…

Action Alert #76 – Ready for the New Year!

Where We Are This spring it will be 7 years that the Committee for Social Security Fairness has been working to rid our public servants of the penalties of the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision. We have a website, ssfairness.org, which is the best source anywhere of accurate and comprehensive information on…

Action Alert #75 – Wake Up Those Public Workers!

Question:       How do we get a bigger voice? Answer:          By reaching out to active public servants! Seventy million Americans receive Social Security retirement benefits. But there are only two million retirees who have our earned Social Security benefits either reduced or totally eliminated by the Government Pension Offset and/or the Windfall Elimination Provision. …

Action Alert # 74 – Please Do This Today

Action Alert #74 Please Do This Today! Decision Thursday! Unfair to Offset Victims! More than 450,000 retirees lose ALL their Social Security Spousal and Survivor benefits because of the GPO. Now, they are about to have to pay a higher premium for Medicare, also. $600 more a year! This will also apply to you if…

Action Alert #73 – A Problem and a Plan

—Current employees don’t know about the offsets, so they make erroneous plans for retirement. —We need to reach active public workers who don’t know about the offsets and get them involved. This will give us a larger constituency to pressure Congress for repeal in 2017! —Use our new flyer to inform current employees of what…

Action Alert # 72 – The New Senate Repeal Bill – S.1651

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) has introduced a new bill, S.1651, that would repeal both the GPO and the WEP. This bill will be a companion to Rodney Davis’ House bill, HR 973. We are delighted to see this! We have been waiting for this bill for months. We want to thank him and the other…

Action Alert #68 – A Partial Repeal of the WEP? (+Survey link)

More than 600 members from 46 states have taken the survey! Thank you!! Please add to our impact if you haven’t yet taken it. If you are not sure of numbers, you can skip those questions. Here is the link again: Link to GPO & WEP Survey In the survey you we ask if you…

Alert #66 – New Congress, New Bill, Time for Action!

The House of Representatives and the Senate are starting on the two-year “114th Congress,” and new bills are being proposed.  There are calls from all quarters saying that this is the year that something must be done for the solvency of Social Security.  Some calls are suggesting cuts to benefits, others are demanding that benefits…

Action Alert #63 – Obama Says He Wants to Know How We Are Doing!

The President says that he wants to know how folks in the country are doing. OK, we can do that! This is a perfect chance to tell him how the GPO and WEP are affecting your life. Click on the link below.  Where it asks who you are, click on “American” and tell him you are…

Action Alert #62 – AARP is Asking for Input by July 31st!

AARP is currently neutral on whether the GPO and WEP should be repealed. We believe that the statements from SSFairness over the past couple of years have encouraged their move to neutral (no position) regarding GPO/WEP from the previous one actually opposing repeal. They listened to the stories of the real effects of the offsets…

Action Alert # 60 Respond with Tough Language to Donation Requests!

As the midterm election season warms up, many of us are being hit by requests for donations to political campaigns. Some of our members sent in the suggestion that we demand that they respond to our issue before we send them any more money. Here are sample responses: (1) “I will contribute financially when I…

Action Alert #59 Important Strategic Action Needed

Important, Strategic Action Needed       You can help now! Social Security support groups are beginning to align their messages toward making the Social Security system stronger and fairer.  Right now is a perfect time to tell these groups that in order to make the system fair to all, the Government Pension Offset (GPO)…