New Action to Eliminate the WEP and GPO - Act NOW!

For nearly forty years, the harmful and unjust Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO) have robbed millions of retirees of tens of thousands of dollars in hard-earned Social Security benefits. These harmful policies disproportionately impact women- more than 84% of surviving spouses impacted by the GPO are women, and many are harmed by both the WEP and GPO.

HR 82, the Social Security Fairness Act of 2021, which has broad bi-partisan support from over 300 members of Congress, addresses the deep cuts in Social Security benefits suffered by public sector workers. The workers impacted by these unjust cuts pay the same Social Security tax over their careers as those receiving full benefits, but do not reap the full benefit of their contributions.

Last week, HR 82 was passed out of committee to the House floor without recommendation. While this is a huge step forward there is still a ways to go before there is a vote of the full House of Representatives. To force a vote of the full House of Representatives, 218 House members will need to sign a special Discharge Petition (H.Res 1367) to bring HR 82 to the floor to fix the WEP/GPO!

The petition must be signed by 218 Members of Congress- please urge your Representative to be one of them so that current and future public sector workers will be able to receive the Social Security benefits they are rightly entitled to.

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Thank you!