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Dear AFGE Member,
John Boehner will do anything to avoid raising taxes on billionaires, and that includes attacking your pension.
On Thursday, Boehner said the only focus for the Super Committee figuring out how to slash $1.5 trillion from the federal budget should be cuts, keeping massive reductions to your pension hanging as a likely target.
In the same breath, Boehner refused to raise taxes on corporations and the super wealthy, saying they were "off the table." That enrages me.
If you're angry too, we need you to make your voice heard now as the Super Committee begins to work.
Your Senator, Rob Portman, is on the Super Committee. You have a chance to make sure that he doesn't drink the Boehner tea and vote to cut your pension.
Call 888-907-5171 right now and tell Sen. Portman: NO changes to our pensions.
Making your call is easy and only takes a few minutes. Just call 888-907-5171 and follow the prompts to be connected. Your fellow AFGE coworkers are counting on you to be their voice to the Committee.
As a constituent and voter, you have a unique chance to affect the Super Committee's recommendations. Your Senator will be hearing from corporate lobbyists, tea party activists, and fellow lawmakers – like John Boehner. They also need to hear from you.
Without your help, we can't hope to win on this fight. Please, make the call today.
Call 888-907-5171 and tell Sen. Portman that you won't stand for changes to our pensions while the jobs crisis goes ignored.
Thanks to the efforts of AFGE members like you around the country, federal pensions survived the first round of the debt ceiling deal. But knowing that John Boehner is leading the charge, we still have a fight ahead of us.
Thank you for standing strong and taking action today.
P.S. You can also be connected to your elected official simply by texting "CALL" to 225-568.
For the latest updates on your pension, pay, budget cuts, and other news, text "NoCuts" on your personal phone to 225-568.
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