Hello Californians!

Our Senator, Diane Feinstein, has sponsored the Social Security Fairness bill for many years, but this year she has decided that nothing would happen in this economic climate and has not yet even co-sponsored John Kerry’s bill yet. The GPO and WEP are still just as wrong, and she is running for re-election. We need to remind her that this is still a huge problem for us. So, during the next few days, please contact at least one of her offices and let her know that we are still expecting her support! One of our members handed her aide our letter on Wed. the 13th. in Washington D.C. We need to follow that up!

Here are some ways you can do this:

1. Call your local office or the DC office and ask to speak to someone who works on Social Security. Tell her to co-sponsor S 2010. (phone numbers below)

2. Download the attached one-page letter and add the address (see below) of her office in your part of the state and mail or fax it. You can also print out a pile of these and have your friends and family sign and then you send them in. (A copy of the letter is at the bottom of this email, also)

3. Go to her official website and cut and paste this comment:

“As your constituent, I want to remind you that any Social Security fix must contain a provision for repealing the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision. We have paid the required FICA taxes and we have earned our benefits! Depriving public servants of their retirement benefits is an outrageous way of resolving the Social Security underfunding issue. Show your support for public servants by co-sponsoring Senate Bill 2010! ”

https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me

Please do one of these during the next week! We will be asking various other groups to join us in making this request—CalRTA, CTA-Ret, DKG. Get your friends to do it, also! We want her to hear us!

Please let us know what you hear back.

Diane Feinstein’s Offices—

Washington, DC Office:

331 Hart Senate Office Bldg., 
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3841
Fax: (202) 228-3954
TTY/TDD: (202) 224-2501

San Francisco Office:

One Post Street,
Suite 2450 
San Francisco, CA 94104 
Phone: (415) 393-0707 
Fax: (415) 393-0710

Los Angeles Office:

11111 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 915 , Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: (310) 914-7300, Fax: (310) 914-7318

San Diego Office:

750 B Street, Suite 1030 , San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 231-9712 , Fax: (619) 231-1108

Fresno Office:

2500 Tulare Street, Suite 4290, Fresno, CA 93721
Main: (559) 485-7430, Fax: (559) 485-9689

Here is the letter that is also attached, ready to print out and mail:

Diane Feinstein Microsoft Word Document
Diane Feinstein PDF Document

One Comment

  1. Dear Diane Feinstein,
    With my husband, I relocated from the UK to the USA in 1985 for his job. I was unable to work because I didn’t have a green card until 1990. I was also taking care of our children. I am now 65. Because I won’t have worked in the USA for 30 years, I will lose some of my social security because I am entitled to a U.K. pension. My pension in the UK amounts to approximately $700 per month. My social security only amounts to approximately $900 per month. I am not going to collect until age 66. I will lose approximately $250 of my social security. Can you let me know where this stands now. I understand you intended to appeal the WEP/GPC. This law is so unfair to lower income workers.
    Thanks you,
    Janet Turvey

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