Advocacy

PASR serves as a legislative watchdog for all of Pennsylvania’s public school retirees.

In the past, PASR has helped school retirees attain seven cost-of-living adjustments and had a hand in the creation of health insurance premium assistance which is now $100 a month, as well as many other legislative accomplishments.

PASR continues fighting on behalf of public school retirees. For the 2017-2018 legislative session, PASR would propose and assume a lead role in having introduced, passed, and signed into law the following initiatives:

For the 2017-2018 legislative session, the PASR state legislative committee recommends that the association:

  • Promote continued preservation of the defined benefit plan of PSERS
  • Promote legislation required to strengthen the Health Options Program (HOP) administered by PSERS
  • Promote legislation to maintain or increase the current level of premium assistance that is provided to eligible retirees
  • Advocate for an ad hoc cost-of-living adjustment for school retirees
  • Support the increase from one the number of retired members who serve on the PSERS Board of Trustees
  • Promote passage of legislation to prevent abuse and political manipulation of the retirement systems
  • Support any legislation that will protect Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security benefits.

PASR members and supporters help finance our efforts through L/PEC contributions. Each dollar we receive does make a difference.

L/PEC donations are used to:

  • Promote establishment of positive relationships with legislators by educating them on the issues, attending their caucus events in Harrisburg, and sponsoring “meet your legislator” and “meet and greet” legislative candidates events in their districts.
  • Interview candidates for public office and publicize their positions on issues of concern to all school retirees.
  • Compile and publicize the voting records of officials serving in Harrisburg on issues of concern to retirees.
  • Pay the expenses of producing and mailing information to keep volunteers and members informed on what is happening in Harrisburg.

Please donate today!