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Sample Postcard Messages




Message to members of Congress who have cosponsored The Social Security Fairness Act:

I am a[insert your position, e.g., teacher, school bus driver, classroom aide, etc.] at[insert school name] in[insert city and state].

I would like to thank you for supporting legislation to repeal the Government Pension Offset and Windfall Elimination Provision. These offsets unfairly cut retirement benefits of public employees who dedicated their lives to serving their communities and their country. And, they discourage talented people from becoming educators.

Please urge your leaders in Congress to move this legislation immediately. If Congress does not act soon, we will not be able to attract and retain the quality teaching force necessary to ensure great public schools for every child.

 


 

Message to members of Congress who have not cosponsored The Social Security Fairness Act:

I am a[insert your position, e.g., teacher, school bus driver, classroom aide, etc.] at[insert school name] in [insert city and state].

I urge you to support legislation (H.R. 235) to repeal the Government Pension Offset and Windfall Elimination Provision. These offsets unfairly cut retirement benefits of public employees who dedicated their lives to serving their communities and their country. And, they discourage talented people from becoming educators.

I know that Congress has heard from thousands of public employees about this issue. But, nothing has been done. If Congress does not act soon, we will not be able to attract and retain the quality teaching force necessary to ensure great public schools for every child.

 


 

Message to congressional leaders:

I am a[insert your position, e.g., teacher, school bus driver, classroom aide, etc.] at[insert school name] in [insert city and state].

I urge you to support legislation (H.R. 235) to repeal the Government Pension Offset and Windfall Elimination Provision. These offsets unfairly cut retirement benefits of public employees who dedicated their lives to serving their communities and their country. And, they discourage talented people from becoming educators.

As a leader in Congress, you have the power to help the hundreds of thousands of public employees facing poverty in their retirement and to help school districts attract the quality educators necessary to ensure great public schools for every child. Please act immediately to pass this important legislation.

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