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take action - Saturday, March 22, 2014

TAKE ACTION!

PSEA-Retired members can make a difference for students and public education in Pennsylvania by reaching out to legislators about policies that impact public education. Use the links below to contact your legislators about current issues. 

To find your legislator, go to http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/

(or look on the back of your PSEA card)

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Alliance for Retired Americans - Friday, October 7, 2016

To find out how your Senators and Members of Congress voted on issues of particular importance to retired Americans, click on the link.

Scroll through the list to find Pennsylvania.

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Alec ExposedAlec Exposed - Monday, September 15, 2014

*ALEC EXPOSED*

The following approved New Business Item #2 (Information about ALEC) was approved by a unanimous vote by the PSEA-Retired House of Delegates on Tuesday, May 6, 2014:

PSEA-Retired and PSEA will use all appropriate means to inform and update members about the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). 

According to The Center for Media and Democracy; through ALEC, global corporations are scheming to rewrite your rights and boost their revenue.

Through the corporate-funded American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), global corporations and state politicians vote behind closed doors to try to rewrite state laws that govern your rights.  These so-called "model bills" reach into almost every area of American life and often directly benefit huge corporations. 

The Koch Brothers are one of the largest contributors to ALEC.  They are not a friend to public education.  To boycott Koch Industries products, click on Koch Brothers' Products.

The good news is that due to pressure from people concerned with the harm that ALEC is doing, many corporations and legislators are not renewing their memberships.  Recently,  EBAY, MICROSOFT, GOOGLE, FACEBOOK, and YAHOO have dropped out!  You can access the full report with any updated information by clicking on the link.  Royal Dutch Shell announced Friday that it planned to let its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) lapse early next year, explicitly citing the organization's stance on climate change. The last oil company to cut ties with ALEC was BP in March 2015.

In a statement, a Shell spokesperson said, "ALEC advocates for specific economic growth initiatives, but its stance on climate change is clearly inconsistent with our own." The decision will make Shell the 105th corporation to cut ties with ALEC. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Shell is one of the largest oil companies in the world, with revenues of $421 billion in 2014.

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Additionl Information About ALEC - Friday, February 13, 2015

For additional Information about ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council), click on the link.

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Koch Brothers Products - Friday, April 11, 2014

        KOCH BROTHERS' PRODUCTS

Click the Read More ...  link to see a list of products in which the KOCH brothers have a financial interest.  

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PENNSYLVANIA TAXPAYERS FOR GOOD PUBLIC SCHOOLS - Sunday, March 23, 2014
At this website you can sign on to the Pennsylvania Budget & Policy Center's 'Taxpayers for Good Public Schools Campaign.' 

"Legislative proposals to eliminate property taxes in Pennsylvania have gained steam in the Legislature, posing a serious threat to stable, predictable education funding. Most of the proposals currently before the General Assembly do not address the primary issue with property taxes in Pennsylvania — that too few state dollars are used to support public schools in the commonwealth.

Pennsylvania can help seniors and working families having trouble paying their property taxes with better targeted strategies while still protecting critical investments in public education.

Done well, property tax reform can make it easier for Pennsylvania to finance our schools more equitably for both students and property owners. Done poorly, reform efforts could create larger inequities in the system and reduce school funding."



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