It’s still early in 2017 and the fight to protect pensions is just beginning. John Arnold is on the attack against pensions in Nebraska, South Carolina, and Texas. Anti-pension legislators in Michigan are threatening to reintroduce legislation that would gut teacher pensions there. And legislators from Florida to Virginia to Oklahoma are introducing legislation that would undermine public pension systems. With fights in so many states, what are working families to do? That’s where NPPC can help.
Since 2007, the National Public Pension Coalition- representing millions of teachers, nurses, police, firefighters and other public sector employees- has worked to protect the retirement security of working families who rely on public pensions. We have a number of resources to offer public employees, retirees, and their families as they fight to protect pensions. On our Resources page, we have:
- A link to download our “Pension Primer”
- One page fact sheets on retirement security/pension issues
- Links to NPPC reports:
- A “Frequently Asked Questions” page
- A Glossary of Pension Terms
These resources can be used to educate your fellow public employees and retirees, your friends and family, and your political representatives. Print them off and take them to meetings with your state legislators. Elsewhere on our website you will find our series of whiteboard videos about pensions, 401(k)s, and John Arnold.
Our most important resource, however, is you. Public employees and retirees are the human face behind the numbers. Anti-pension ideologues like John Arnold like to hide behind huge reports with misleading information, but you and your story are the best weapons we have in the fight to protect pensions. So take some time out of your day, and share your story with us – it’s another resource we have as we work to provide real retirement security for working families.
We are here to help you protect pensions. Please use our resources, share our blog posts, and tell us your story. We believe that every American deserves to retire with dignity and we will work tirelessly every day to achieve that goal.