ALERT #52 – Washington D.C. Report and What We Can Do Now

On April 2 more than 40 members of the California Retired Teachers Association arrived in Washington DC to speak to the policy makers (Legislative Aides) while their bosses were on Easter recess.  It involved lots of early planning as well as organizing the debriefings and writing thank you letters to the legislators. We thank CalRTA for the…

Action Alert # 51 – The Time to Take Action to Back Us Up is NOW!

On April 3, next week, 50+ members of the California Retired Teachers’ Association will be talking to staffers in Washington, D.C. about the GPO/WEP. Many more will be visiting their Representatives in their home offices. A large number of these CalRTA members also belong to our Social Security Fairness lobbying group, and a team of…

Action Alert #50 – Make an Appointment with Your Congress Member!

Action Alert #50 – Make an Appointment with Your Congress Member!

The most important thing we can do for the Repeal the GPO/WEP movement at this time is to cultivate a good relationship with our individual Members of Congress. Today’s Alert is to get you started on this process. It is a great time to meet with your Congressional Representative in person during their recess, from…

Action Alert #48 – Social Security is Not a Toy!

The White House is talking about cutting the size of cost of living increases for “wealthier” current receivers of Social Security, using the “Chained CPI” which will result in drastic cuts in earnings over the years. It is not clear what they mean by “wealthy.” Whatever savings might result from these Fiscal Cliff negotiations have nothing to do with…

Action Alert #47 – Keep Social Security Off the Fiscal Cliff!

Some members of Congress are trying to make changes to Social Security as part of the “fiscal cliff” negotiations. Changes to Social Security will make no difference to the national debt! SSA accounting is separate. Changes in how retirement payments are calculated and how much workers should contribute need to be studied and carefully planned….

Action Alert #46 – Support Our Citizen Lobbyists NOW!

Members of the National Education Association and other citizen lobbyists from across the country are in Washington this week talking to Congress about repealing the GPO and WEP. We need to back them up NOW! If you haven’t yet bookmarked your two Senators or your Member of Congress, find them on these websites: http://www.house.gov/ (put in…

Action Alert #43 – Add Repeal the GPO/WEP to the Debates!

We need all of us to FLOOD THE COMMISSION ON PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES with requests to include Social Security questions— and especially the NEED FOR WEP-GPO REPEAL. Please send your comments as soon as possible today to: The Commission on Presidential Debates: comments@debates.org The first debate will be this Wed, October 3, at 9:00 PM EDT…