APWU Retirees Still Fighting for Justice

Nancy Olumekor

September 10, 2022

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The midterm elections are approaching. Use your voice to let the candidates running for Congress, the House and the Senate, know that you and your family will only vote for those candidates who are committed to protecting your hard-earned benefits, your federal pension (CSRS or FERS), Social Security, Medicare, as well as health insurance and life insurance.

Tell the candidates running for Congress in your area that you will only support candidates who are opposed to privatizing the Postal Service and federal agencies such as the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and the Social Security and Veterans Administrations.  Review the incumbent candidates’ voting records on these issues and other issues of importance to you.  If they haven’t supported our issues in the past, let them know that you will not be supporting them during the mid-term elections. If the candidate doesn’t have a voting record, then ask them questions, ask them for a commitment to support our issues, which include protecting our federal pensions, Social Security, and Medicare. Ask them to support legislation to improve the standard of living for seniors and retirees, as well as the standard of living for all working people. 

Take ten minutes to write a letter or a send postcard to your elected representatives in the House and the Senate. Tell them why this election is important to you, your family and your future.  Then, make that telephone call to your members of Congress at 1-202-224-3121 or use the APWU Legislative Hotline 1-844-402-1001 to call Capitol Hill.  Remind them that you are a registered voter; you are a postal retiree with a federal pension; you will only support candidates who will protect your federal pension, benefits, the postal service and federal agencies.

These issues are of paramount importance in this election for postal and federal retirees, senior citizens, and postal workers. We need to make sure that we elect candidates who are going to protect our livelihood and our federal pensions and benefits.

Talk to your family, your neighbors, your friends and other like-minded registered voters.  Educate them on the issues of importance to you.  Ask your family and friends to vote for those candidates who will support our issues.  Join with others who are working to elect candidates in your area who will support our issues in Congress. 

Contact your local Central Labor Council or your local union office to help.  Volunteer to make telephone calls, knock on doors to help elect candidates who will support our issues in Congress.

Then, last but certainly not least, VOTE.  Vote early, if you can; vote by mail or vote in-person. Then help someone else get to the polls to VOTE on election day Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

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