Read the article, "The Oregon Public Employees Retirement System History: The First 60 Years" (3MB), published by PERS on July 6, 2010.

Contact your lawmaker today to protect your PERS benefits.

The state’s powerful business lobbyists are pushing state lawmakers to make drastic cuts to PERS retirement benefits.

It’s essential that your state representative and senator hear from you today. They need to hear the other side of the story about how these cuts will affect you and your family.

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The PERS proposals are extreme, illegal and unfair cuts to our retirement benefits. It is outrageous that some lawmakers want to cut our benefits while Oregon corporations pay the lowest tax rate in the nation. Meanwhile, prescription drug and health care costs are going through the roof.

Tell your lawmaker what’s at stake:

  • We need to remind lawmakers that the Oregon Supreme Court has spoken: a deal is a deal. They cannot cut the benefits we have earned.

  • We also need to remind them about the staffing shortfalls that will come if these cuts are passed and we can no longer offer teachers, firefighters, nurses and other public employees a secure retirement.

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The AEE Political Action Committee (AEEPAC) supports or opposes ballot measures of interest to AEE. It also monitors legislation that may affect AEE members. You are allowed an Oregon tax credit of up to $100 for joint returns ($50 for single) for a like contribution to AEEPAC.

AEE allows contributions through payroll deduction and encourages contributions of $4.17 for single/$8.33 for joint returns. To join,  mark the AEEPAC box on your membership form and include the amount. This will reduce your state income tax by that same amount. AEEPAC member receive special legislative updates.

Mailing Address:  AEEPAC
                             960 Broadway Street NE, Suite 4
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