~ April 2013 Action Alert
Social Security Fairness Act, H.R. 1795, has been introduced in the House of Representatives. The Act would repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO). Please ask your Congressional Representative to co-sponsor H.R. 1795.
April 3 Lobby Day Photo Album – CalRTA was YOUR voice in Washington!
Members Share Their Stories – read how the WEP/GPO are affecting real people in this blog.
~ January 2013 Action Alert
April 3, 2013, CalRTA is heading to Washington, D.C. to fight for repeal of the Social Security penalties.
2013 Lobby Day – register now!
Letters/postcards/emails – talking points to include
Visit local Congressional offices on April 3 – tips to set up an appointment
Petition – educate your family and friends and ask for their support
~ July 2012 Action Alert
Please contact your Senator …
Senator Boxer has signed onto Senator Kerry’s S.2010 repeal bill. Please thank her! Click HERE for a link to her website.
Senator Feinstein has yet to renew her support. Please remind her how unfair these penalties are. Contact options:
WEP/GPO Informational Flyer (PDF file)
~ January 2012 Update
CalRTA is pleased to announce that the National Education Association has worked with Senators Kerry and Collins to introduce S. 2010, the WEP/GPO Social Security Fairness repeal legislation. CalRTA will ask Senators Feinstein and Boxer to co-sponsor this equity legislation. We also ask all of our members to urge Senators Feinstein and Boxer to co-sponsor S. 2010.
The National Education Association has set up a quick and easy way to email your representatives. This is open to everyone, and you do not need to sign up for NEA emails to use the service. Click on the link:
~ Reference Materials
2010 Testimony in Washington DC – CalRTA’s Legislative Advocate David Walrath testified before the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. He explained how the Social Security penalties (the Windfall Elmination Provision and the Government Pension Offset) have a devastating effect on hundreds of retired educators.
Click HERE to see the video of his testimony.
2010 Written testimony – CalRTRA submitted written testimony and position papers to the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security to be part of the official record from the hearing on Social Security.
Click HERE to view the document.