National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association

About Protect America's Heartbeat and NARFE

About Protect America's Heartbeat

Protect America's Heartbeat is a campaign supported by the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. We are committed to fighting for the 3.5 million active and 1.2 million retired federal employees in every state in the nation who dedicate their lives to protecting America's heartbeat. Our federal employees ensure our most basic needs as a society are met – and have sacrificed to help solve our nation's budgetary problems. Yet partisan politicians are making federal workers scapegoats and are seeking to cut not just their earned retirement and benefits, but essential services that millions of Americans rely on each day. The smart path forward through tough economic times will require a strong federal work force. America's federal employees are part of the solution – not the problem.


The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, one of America's oldest and largest associations, was founded in 1921 with the mission of protecting the earned rights and benefits of America's active and retired federal workers. The largest federal employee/retiree organization, NARFE represents the retirement interests of nearly five million current and future federal annuitants, spouses, and survivors.

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To access all National Active and Retired Federal Employee Association press materials and statements, please visit the NARFE press page. For older archived articles, please click here

Editorials by NARFE Leadership and Members

To access all National Active and Retired Federal Employee Association press materials and statements, please visit the NARFE press page
12/3/13 – “California in crosshairs, Santa Maria Times
12/3/13 – “ Federal workers, The Nevada Appeal
12/3/13 – “Let’s avoid another shutdown,The Galveston Daily
12/2/13 – “Don’t cut federal employees in PA,York Daily Record
12/1/13 – “Federal workers deserve support,The Herald News
12/1/13 – “Federal pay cuts hurt local economy,The Norwich Bulletin
11/30/13 – “Cuts shouldn’t come on backs of workers,East Valley Tribune
11/30/13 – “Federal employees,Deseret News
11/30/13 – “Finding common ground on budget could hurt Maine,The Morning Sentinel
11/29/13 – “California in crosshairs,The Lompoc Record
11/29/13 – “Don’t cut federal paychecks,Gillette News Record
11/29/13 – “Cutting federal workforce,The Daily Press
11/27/13 – “Pay freeze will harm Kentucky economy,The Cincinnati Enquirer
11/27/13 – “Tennessee’s federal employees,The Jackson Sun
11/27/13 – “Federal workers being sacrificed again,Battle Creek Enquirer
11/27/13 – “Federal workers,Leesburg Today
11/25/13 – “Congress should keep federal workforce strong,The Sun Herald
11/25/13 – “Budget conference,The Birmingham News
11/25/13 – “Fed employee pay cuts hurt here, too,The Californian
11/25/13 – “Federal workers,The Spectrum
11/25/13 – “Federal workers,The Chicago Tribune
11/10/13 – “Federal employees see misplaced blame,The Chico Enterprise-Record
11/1/13 – “Reject the chained CPI,The State
10/15/13 – “New COLA calculation will harm retirees,The Herald-Review
10/7/13 – “Chained CPI bad policy for seniors,,” The Herald Net
10/3/13 – “Government shutdown,” Tampa Bay Times
9/10/13 – “Say no to chained CPI,Times Free Press
7/31/13 – “Bill should be welcome news to seniors,” The Burlington County Times
7/4/13 – “Avoid federal cutbacks,The Billings Outpost
5/19/13 – “ Support Alzheimer’s research,Daily Times
5/19/13 – “Public service week,” Las Cruces Sun-News
5/17/13 – “Thank federal workers,The Lexington Herald-Leader
5/16/13 – “Thanks to public service workers,” The Daily Record
5/11/13 – “Recognize public service workers,The Sentinel
5/11/13 – “Salute our federal workers,” The Observer
5/10/13 – “National public service recognition week,The Kentucky Standard
5/8/13 – “ Federal workers keep the country running,” The Miami Herald
5/8/13 – “Public service recognition week,The Anniston Star
5/8/13 – “Salute our federal workers,” The Observer
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