The Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA), the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE), and the Mass Retirees are in Washington, D.C. this week inspired by the outpouring of support from our members to get Congress to pass a bipartisan bill to fix the unfair and arbitrary Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) before the current legislative cycle ends.
Watch their press conference LIVE at 9:00 a.m. Central (Today, December 14)! Click this link to view the press conference.
The groups will be on the southeast steps of the United States Capitol holding a press conference at 9:00 a.m.
TRTA leaders are calling on Congress to make a deal and begin helping retired teachers, school employees, and all public workers and retirees impacted by the WEP.
TRTA Executive Tim Lee says “it is unacceptable to maintain an arbitrary Social Security rule that punishes our public workers,” adding that “whatever the plan or belief or motivation behind the WEP, we know that it is arbitrary and unfair . . . and the longer Congress maintains this law, we demean these workers and their service to their community, their state, and to the nation.”
TRTA members, we thank you for the outpouring of support and action over the past two weeks as we’ve asked you to make phone calls and send emails to congressional leaders across the country. Please, help us maintain this much-needed momentum!
If you have not yet had the chance to make a phone call, please use the helpful prompts below and call these leaders and your congressman today!
Congressman Richard Neal
Phone: Phone: (202) 225-5601
Message: The time is now to commit to passing a WEP solution before Congress adjourns this year! As Chairman of Ways and Means, you are critical for getting a bipartisan deal done.
Congressman Kevin McCarthy
Phone: (202) 225-2915
Message: The Windfall Elimination Provision negatively affects more than 2 million Americans, many of them are in California. We are asking you to use your influence as Republican leader of the soon-to-be majority party to pass a bipartisan WEP deal in this Congress.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Phone: (202) 225-4965
Message: As the House Speaker and supporter of public employee retirees, we ask for your leadership to help pass a bipartisan deal on WEP this Congress.
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If you have not yet had a chance to contact your U.S. Representative, please also give them a call today! If you are not sure who your U.S. Representative is, you may use this feature online to find out.
Message: Inflation is having devastating consequences on Texas retired educators. We believe a bipartisan Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) solution is possible! Please call Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal and tell him the time to commit to passing a WEP solution before Congress adjourns this year is NOW! Please call and ask speaker Pelosi and leader McCarthy to add WEP to an end of the year package!
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