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Here is a link to the resolution introduced in the California State Legislature. If you are a Californian, it is AJR 41. It has passed the Assembly and is heading to the CA State Senate.
If you are from another state, remove the CA references, find details about your state in the Congressional Research reports on our information page: GPO/WEP Information. Then get your state legislator to sponsor it. Let us know what you are doing at the email below, and we will connect you with others in your state. email@example.com
Government Pension Offset (GPO)
If you are married to someone who is earning Social Security, you will probably lose all SS retirement or survivor benefits due you from taxes paid by spouse during the marriage.
Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP)
You can lose up to half or more of any Social Security benefits you have earned in other work paying required FICA taxes.
For quick detailed information, click on our slideshow below.
You Can Fight Back
A Government Job puts you at risk of losing Social Security Retirement Benefits. More than Two Million Retirees have lost some or all of their Earned Benefits.
WEP Affects Social Security Benefits
You can lose half or more of the Social Security retirement benefits you have earned in non-governmental work.