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
- Contact your Member of Congress directly. Find their websites by checking these sites: https://www.house.gov/ (put in your Zip Code in the upper right corner of the home page to find your Representative) https://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
Here is an even stronger one from California: California State Legislature Resolution