An open letter to State Legislatures (FL only)


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VOTE NO ON SB 84! Florida not only leads the nation in number of retired persons, it also leads the nation in retired persons living in poverty—it is time to end this national shame. Florida should be looking for ways to expand retirement security for more of its citizens than instead of taking away retirement security from educators and other public workers. Students and schools perform better when there is stability. This bill creates more instability at a time that is already full of uncertainty. There must be better ways to solve the state’s budget crisis than by undermining retirement security. Florida already has a shortage of teachers and staff which adversely impacts students, especially students of color and from low-income households. Eliminating retirement security will just make this issue worse. As the largest employer in most of Florida’s 67 counties, the financial health of the county as a whole cannot be separate from the financial health of retired school employees. Eliminating pensions therefore, not only hurts educators, it hurts small businesses and every other place retirees spend their money.

First sent on March 29 by Educators Against SB 84 · 3 signers in the past 24 hours

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