PERI Urges Members to Contact Legislators On H.B. 413

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December 29, 2017

PERI Urges Members to Contact Legislators On H.B. 413

(January 8, 2018) Recently, we asked PERI members to contact their legislators and ask them to oppose H.B. 413. Many of our members have already done so, and we thank you! For those of you who have not, it is not too late to do so. In fact, it is very important that you contact your legislator and ask them to oppose H.B. 413.

In a recent email blast and/or letter that we sent to our members, we provided talking points for you to use when contacting your legislators. If you do not have the letter and would like the talking points, contact us at: (800) 247-7374

HOW TO FIND ADDRESSES AND PHONE NUMBERS FOR YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE AND STATE SENATOR

Visit the Ohio House of Representatives website at: http://www.ohiohouse.gov/index and enter your zip code at the bottom left of the page to identify and obtain an address for your state representative.

Visit the Ohio Senate’s website at: http://ohiosenate.gov/members/contacting-your-senator and enter your zip code to identify and obtain an address for your state senator.

If you cannot access a computer, call the Ohio Legislative Information Line at: 1-800-282-0253. They will provide you with the name, phone number and address of your state representative and senator.

YOUR MESSAGE TO LEGISLATORS:  Do not reduce our COLA!  OPERS is financially sound.  This is a solution in search of a problem.  There is no need to punish 200,000 retirees who depend on their pensions and COLA supplement.  Market returns in 2017 have substantially exceeded OPERS’ expectations and are more than adequate to keep OPERS’ pension fund strong.  Oppose HB 413!

 

5 Comments

  1. Donna says:

    Representatives contacted!

  2. Ginny says:

    I received the letter and immediately sent my emails. Please keep us informed how this process is going.

  3. Rick says:

    Also have your children, grandchildren and any other family members contact their legislators to let them know that for every retiree, there are several more voters who vote and side with Family first.

  4. Rick says:

    If one Party is seen as voting to cut our pension, then in any tight statewide elections I would put their chances at very slim with 200,000 upset retirees and their families voting against them

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