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There are many ways to protest pension injustices and encourage policymakers to make reforms to our nation's retirement income system. Browse this section of our website to learn more about what you can do to encourage policymakers to support policies and proposals that improve the retirement security of America's workers, retirees, and their families.

  1. Contact your elected officials asking them to pass legislation that promotes fair and adequate retirement income policies for workers, retirees, and their families. Make sure to use our tips for writing letters to members of Congress.  Making calls and arranging in-person meetings are two other ways that will help make sure your legislators know what issues are important to you.
  2. Sign up to receive our Pension Action e-newsletter. We'll send you important updates on issues related to pensions and retirement security and keep you informed on how you can take action.
  3. Make your voice heard by using our tips to write a letter to the editor of a local newspaper or magazine.

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Tell Congress: My pension is important!

Now is the time to tell members of Congress that your pension is important to you. Take a few minutes to send an e-mail to your members of Congress asking them to take steps to protect your retirement security.

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Grassroots Groups (View All)

Delphi Salaried Retiree Association

Mission: To provide one location for information to Delphi Salaried retirees, present and future, their spouses, survivors and dependents in the Delphi Salaried Health Care and Life Insurance Plans of Delphi Corporation, or any future plans, and to provide one location to identify all members and to support ONE association and its mission/bylaws/leadership/membership.

BellSouth Retirees Association

Mission: To improve communications among the retirees of BellSouth and to offer a platform where the voices of BellSouth retirees can come together as one. The BellSouth Retirees Association aims to will get the message of protecting promised benefits before the leaders of BellSouth and demand they listen.

Activist Profiles (View All)

Helen Quirini

Helen Quirini, co-chair of the GE Retirees Justice Fund successfully used a variety of grassroots and shareholder strategies to convince General Electric to provide pensioners a series of cost-of-living adjustments.


Janice Winston

Janice Winston rallied a group of Verizon employees to convince company executives to reverse their decision to require all employees to switch to a new, less generous pension plan.