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CalRTA Efforts to Repeal the WEP/GPO

~  February 2015 Update

2015 Lobby Day

CalRTA’s highest federal priority is to repeal penalties on earned Social Security benefits. On April 15 CalRTA members will lobby our representatives in Washington, D.C. to repeal and WEP and the GPO.

Lobby Day 2015 Event Registration Flyer

We’re gathering signatures on a repeal petition. The signed petitions will be hand-delivered to leaders in D.C. Send signed petitions to your Area Government Relations representative. Contact the CalRTA office ( or 916-923-2200) with questions.

WEP/GPO Repeal Petition

California Legislative Resolution

State Senator Jim Beall (D-Campbell) has introduced Senate Joint Resolution 1 (SJR 1) that would urge Congress to pass, and President Obama to sign, the Social Security Fairness Act.  The CalRTA Board of Directors adopted a co-sponsor position for SJR 1, and CalRTA will be working to help ensure it’s passage. The resolution will serve as additional resource material for Lobby Day in D.C.

Contact your state representative and ask for his/her support of SJR 1.  Find your legislator.


~  Previous Lobby Days 

April 2013 Lobby Day Photo Album – CalRTA was YOUR voice in Washington during Lobby Day 2013!


~ Reference Materials

WEP/GPO Informational Flyer (PDF file)

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 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.