We are working on getting support for our NEW GPO/WEP repeal legislation.
The new bills amend Title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance – OASDI) of the Social Security Act to REPEAL: (a) Government Pension Offset requirements applicable to husband’s and wife’s insurance benefits, widow’s and widower’s insurance benefits; (b) Windfall Elimination requirements with respect to computation of an individual’s primary insurance amount.
Easy steps you can take to make your voice heard:
1. Lobby Congress directly:
- Click on this NEA easy email sender: Support the Social Security Fairness Act of 2015 (If you use this form to send an easy letter, notice that you need to uncheck boxes at the bottom of the page if you do not want to get NEA’s updates on educational issues.)
- Contact your Member of Congress directly. Find their websites by checking these sites: http://www.house.gov/ (put in your Zip Code in the upper right corner of the home page to find your Representative) http://www.senate.gov/ to find your Senator. There will be a place on their individual websites, telling you how to contact them. Once you are on their “Contact” page, bookmark it, so you can get back to them frequently!
- Statement to Congress
2. Contact the President
The link below takes you to the page on the White House website with phone, regular mail and email addresses. (They no longer publish their FAX number. I guess we weren’t the only ones who figured out how to Fax the President 50 letters at midnight on a Saturday.) http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
3. Get support from your state and local officials:
Get your state legislature to pass a resolution! Here is a suggestion from the NEA toolkit: NEA Sample Resolution for State Legislatures You can contact your state capital by typing in your state’s initials instead of “ca” in this example. http:/www.ca.gov Also, get support from your local school board and city council.