SOCIAL SECURITY: Association's Lobbying Efforts

JANUARY 1999 - Our
Association has joined forces with others to maximize lobbying efforts
on social security issues. Currently we belong to two national
coalitions.

They are:

COALITION TO ASSURE RETIREMENT EQUITY (CARE).
CARE’s focus is legislative relief from the Government Pension Offset
(GPO) and the Windfall Laws. Lobbying is coordinated by and through the
National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE).

COALITION TO PRESERVE RETIREMENT SECURITY (CPRS).
Our Association belongs to The Mass Coalition to Preserve Retirement
Security, the state arm of the national lobbying effort by The
Coalition to Preserve Retirement Security. Its focus is the defeat of
mandatory social security for new employees of state and local
governments.

As
the 106th Congress begins work in January, social security reform will
be emphasizing revenue-enhancing issues, like mandatory coverage and
not the GPO and the Windfall. In light of these political realities,
our Association’s legislative team is directing their efforts now to
defeat mandatory social security, mindful that the GPO and Windfall
issues must be addressed more aggressively at some later date.

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