(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!