We will be there. You can you join us! Be there or find us on Facebook Live.
Preparations for the May 18 Rally in Washington, D.C. are moving right along. Social Security Fairness is collaborating with the National WEP/GPO Repeal Task Force and we will keep you informed as the event progresses.
If you can be there, you must sign up this week. A training Zoom will be held on this Friday, May 6.
Click here to sign up:
You can watch the rally in real time on FaceBook Live or catch a recording later on our ssfairness.org website or YouTube.
East Coasters can make it down to D.C. on Amtrak. (Penn Station, Manhattan to Union Station, DC – 3 hours, 30 minutes, round trip $58.00) The rally is close to Union Station. We also have some people driving in.
YOU CAN BACK US UP by calling in to your Senators and Representatives on May 18. Tell your story and add some of the pertinent facts they may not be aware of:
- I (or my spouse) paid into Social Security at the same rate as other workers. My benefits were fully paid for!
- Social Security was never required to tell people that they would be hit by this penalty until 2005! I was already vested in my pension. (Or retired.)
- I was a non-paid mom (dad) for more than the 10 years required for spousal benefits, before earning a pension, but I get nothing because of the GPO. Other ten-year spouses get full benefits.
- As a widow, I lose all the survivor benefits my spouse paid in for me over many years, but my teacher pension means I get nothing of his contributions, even though he never lived long enough to claim his own benefits.
- I paid into FICA for more than 20 years (as a waitress, a clerk, a part time worker) but my salary was so low, I don’t have the “substantial earnings” to reduce my WEP penalty.