Alert 8/20 – Petition to Repeal WEP & GPO
The petition to repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset (the one we asked for signatures on a year ago) is still open at nearly 80,000 signatures. We want to be able to show legislators our power next month when a new bill including repeal is introduced. We are still accepting signatures! Same caveat: the petition is on the free MoveOn platform–you can unsubscribe if they contact you, if you wish. Please sign if you haven’t. Please share this with your contacts, your friends and your family!
The Government Pension Offset (GPO) and Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) penalize people who have dedicated their lives to public service, including many teachers, firefighters, and police officers, by taking away benefits they, or their spouses, have EARNED.
Why is this important?
We need everyone to increase their efforts to make sure the Congress of the United States enacts legislation to repeal the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision from the Social Security Act. Our current bills are:
The bill in the House of Representatives, the Social Security Fairness Act, (H. R 82) by Representative Rodney Davis. (R) (IL) We now have 211 bipartisan co-signers!
The companion Social Security Fairness bill in the Senate, S. 1302 by Senator Sherrod Brown (D) (OH) with 33 bipartisan co-sponsors.
These two pieces of Legislation would completely repeal the WEP/GOP!