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This Is the Most Critical Time to Act! Call Your Senators NOW!

Call 888-412-6570

With only 48 hours left before session is scheduled to adjourn in Springfield, this is the most critical time for you to act to save your pension.

Senate Bill 1
– or pieces of it, as contained in House Bill 1165 – will very likely be voted on in the Senate this Thursday, May 30, or Friday, May 31. Both bills have already passed the House. If either bill clears the Senate, it will go to Governor’s desk, where he will likely sign either measure.

Call your State Senator now at 888-412-6570 or click here to be connected directly. Tell your Senator to vote NO on SB 1 or any pieces of it! Even if you have called before, call again.

As you may recall, SB 1 is Speaker Madigan’s pension-cutting “mega-bill” that harms active and retired workers. It deeply cuts Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs), reducing the value of a pension by as much as 50%. It also increases retirement ages up to five years and caps pensionable salary.

HB 1165 essentially contains the COLA cut from SB 1. This COLA cut caps the amount of pension that earns a COLA at extremely low levels and delays them for five years.

We know we’ve encouraged you to call before, but you must act now, before it is too late.

Call 888-412-6570 to make your voice heard, then tell five friends to do the same.

Things are moving quickly in Springfield in the final hours of the session, so check IFT Pension Watch often for updates. Be sure to “like” the IFT on Facebook and “follow” us on Twitter for the latest-breaking developments and action alerts.  
Thanks for all that you do.



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