Dear NARFE Member –
On Tuesday, March 12, NARFE members from across the country will be visiting Capitol Hill to meet with their elected officials and their staff. Their message is simple: Federal employees and retirees have already contributed more than $100 billion to deficit reduction, and should not be targeted for additional sacrifice. As Congress looks forward, we hope they will work to find solutions that do not force middle-class civil servants and retirees to carry the load.
NARFE members not attending the conference can help us make an even bigger impact during our Advocacy Day. On Tuesday, March 12, use the toll-free number and simple instructions below to help get the NARFE message across.
Step 1: Call the Capitol using NARFE’s toll-free number 1-866-220-0044. Ask the operator to connect you to your representative's office.
Step 2: Politely greet the staff person who answers the phone. Give your name and address so they know you are a constituent. Then say:
• "I am a retired/active federal employee and member of NARFE.
• As Congress continues the debate on federal spending and the budget, please do not single out federal employees and retirees. To date, federal employees already have contributed $103 billion towards deficit reduction, and targeting them and federal retirees for further sacrifice hurts hard working middle-class Americans, threatens the government services Americans rely on every day, and hinders our economic recovery.
• Thank you for your consideration of my viewpoints.
Step 3: After you make your call, call back the operator and ask to speak to your senators.
When you’re done, please ask your friends, family, neighbors and any active or retired federal employees near you to join you in calling Congress – every voice counts!
Please call 1-866-220-0044 and talk to your legislators now, following the script above. Every call counts.
Thank you so much for your time and support.
Joseph A. Beaudoin
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association
P.S. If the toll-free number is busy, please dial the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask for your member of Congress. You can also find the direct number for your representative and senators on their websites using www.house.gov or www.senate.gov. If you are still unable to get through, use the script above to send an email directly to your members of Congress.