For Local Government Retirees
Letter to the Editor of Your Area Newspapers
and/or Elected Offi cials
1. Cut along dotted line.
2. Designate the person to whom you are sending the letter.
3. Sign and mail the letter.
Over the last ten years, your local government retirees have received less than one
percent in cost of living adjustment. Less than one percent!
Ever thought about what a local government employee does? They are the men and
women who make our communities thrive by picking up your trash, policing your streets,
and making sure your homes are safe. They serve your community.
Most public sector retirees have given 25-30 years of service to your community. All
public sector employees contribute from their fi rst day on the job until retirement into
their pensions. Receiving retirement is by no means “a gift”. Local government retirees
sacrifi ced during their careers in order to receive their investments in retirement.
Our state’s public pensions have not regained fi scal strength from the Great Recession.
Today, they continue to lag leaving many retirees to choose between food or medicine,
and struggling while our state’s economy fl ourishes.
As local government retirees, we’ve done our part. Now, it’s time for our local
government to step up and do theirs.