Pension emergency day declared – Prepare to act!
Politicians are expected to return to Springfield on Dec. 3, to vote on an unfair, unconstitutional pension scheme devised by legislative leaders.
For years, we have fought off unconstitutional pension attacks but it appears an actual vote that could cut pension benefits for retirees and active employees is imminent.
This plan will blend unfair, unconstitutional elements from old, failed bills – such as cuttingCOLAs by one-third or more, hiking retirement ages, undermining pensions by expanding 401(k)’s, and other devastating pension cuts. As this is the legislative leaders’ plan, it will be very hard to stop.
It’s also likely that the leaders will unveil the legislation quickly and try to jam it through the House and the Senate without enough time for open hearings or public review.
That’s why we’re ramping up our advocacy efforts and declaring Dec. 2 as “Pension Emergency Day.” We will be setting up a series of actions at legislators’ district offices to let them know we need their help in opposing the leaders’ extreme proposal.
Please check the IEA website for updates fromWe Are One and the IEA regarding Pension Emergency Day activities.
E-mail your lawmakers right now and tell them you oppose the leaders’ extreme pension scheme by clicking here.
Be ready to call your state representative and your state senator on our call-action Nov. 25-26 and Dec. 2-3. The We Are One Illinois hotline is 888-412-6570, or click here to call.
This threat to retirement security is very real. But, together, we have defied the odds before and defeated harmful pension legislation. To get the best results again, lawmakers have to hear from you as a constituent and voter.
Continue to watch the website for information! http://www.ieanea.org