Bipartisan support for repeal of the WEP and GPO penalties is growing with our efforts. We must keep it up!
Two hundred and nine Members of Congress (House members) have already co-signed this year’s H.R. 82 bill for full repeal of the WEP and GPO! We are part of the National WEP/GPO Repeal Task Force and are working closely with office staffs of the original sponsors, Graves and Spanberger. Their message to us: Keep Getting More Co-sponsors!
Here is a link to Congress.gov to make sure your Rep. is on there.
This session’s Senate bill, S. 597, was introduced at the beginning of this month and already has 37 co-sponsors.
Keep the phone numbers of your House Member and Senators— both D.C. and home offices — on speed dial, and call to remind them to sign on or thank them if they have done so. It never hurts to remind them that we are expecting results this session!
Major public worker unions have stood up right from the beginning to remind Congress of how important it is to fix these penalties on the people who make our state, city and school district systems work. If you haven’t had a chance yet, do read the Senate announcement from our last Alert, with great statements from national organizations.
The National Education Association has a new tool to contact your legislator:
Take Action: Link to NEA form to Email your Legislators
Urge your senators and representative to support the Social Security Fairness Act to fully repeal both the GPO and WEP.
Since 2009, Social Security Fairness has been providing current information by email and Facebook on the effects of the Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset and on the progress toward their repeal. We have become part of the leadership of the National WEP/GPO Repeal Task Force, an alliance of members from several organizations and the FaceBook pages Social Security Fairness and the National WEP & GPO Repeal Movement.
The nearly 6,000 subscribers to our ssfairness.org emails live in more than 40 different states, and many of you share the emails with your friends and retiree groups. Thank you for spreading the word!
You can help us!
Social Security Fairness began in 2009, and we are now a 501(c)(3) company, run by volunteers. We have no regular employees, but we pay for web services and maintenance as well as the fees for sending out emails. Our website has a donor page and you can help our movement with whatever you can contribute $10 – $50 . Your contributions to Social Security Fairness are tax deductible and are also a great encouragement and support for our mission of keeping track of the fight for repeal. THANK YOU!