Legislative Update For Week Ending April 6, 2012

Legislative Update For Week Ending April 6, 2012

This week, action on Capitol Hill slowed down as both Houses of Congress adjourned for a spring recess. Meanwhile, members of TSCL’s staff marched up to Capitol Hill to deliver 760,392 signed petitions to members of the Senate.

Congress Adjourns for Spring Recess

Members of the House and Senate have adjourned for a two week spring recess. Both chambers are expected to return to Capitol Hill on Monday, April 16.

TSCL would like to remind you to contact your Members of Congress and request their support for fair Social Security cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) and other key issues. Many Members of Congress will schedule town hall meetings or attend local events throughout the spring recess, giving constituents an excellent opportunity to voice their concerns.

To find contact information for your Members of Congress, to learn more about key issues affecting seniors, or to sign a petition, please visit the ACTION CENTER of our website.

TSCL Delivers Record-Setting Number of Petitions

This week, The Senior Citizen League’s staff delivered a record-setting 760,392 petitions to Senate offices. The petitions, which were signed by TSCL’s active and informed members, promoted a fair COLA, protection of the Social Security Trust Fund, a stop to the pending Social Security Totalization Agreement with Mexico, and prompt enactment of Notch reform.

TSCL firmly believes that grassroots lobbying is one of the most effective ways for the public to communicate with elected Members of Congress. The hundreds of thousands of petitions that poured into offices this week urged each Senator to become a supporter of key bills that would protect the earned benefits of seniors. TSCL’s staff received positive reactions from many of the offices, and we look forward to partnering with them in the future to ensure that seniors receive the retirement security they deserve.