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Pension Truth Squad Appears in Modesto

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Retirees and workers dispel myths about public employee retirement

MODESTO – Retired state workers, police officers and other members of Californians for Retirement Security’s Pension Truth Squad shared personal stories in Modesto today to set the record straight about proposals to gut public pensions in California and across the nation.

Happy Labor Day: Rich Get Richer; Working Families Get Attacked

September 2, 2011

To: Interested Parties
From: Californians for Retirement Security
Re: Happy Labor Day: Rich Get Richer; Working Families Get Attacked

So this is how our nation rings in a holiday meant to celebrate its workers. Job growth is stalled, fresh threats of recession spell more financial uncertainty for working families and CEOs are … getting rich. Really rich.

Sacramento News & Review: Will public pensions really cause a fiscal ‘tsunami,’ or do critics have a case of pension envy?

Public enemies: Will public pensions really cause a fiscal ‘tsunami,’ or do critics have a case of pension envy?
Sacramento News and Review
Sept. 1, 2011

By Cosmo Garvin

Firefighters, cops and teachers. Not so long ago, these public employees were among the most admired American workers.

“Now it’s like they’re the scapegoats for the problems of government. The cops and firefighters, the public-health nurses—they’ve become the bad guys,” says David Miller, a scientist with state Department of Toxic Substances Control.

LAO: Measure to Hike State Retirement Age Likely Would Cause More Harm Than Good

For Immediate Release: August 22, 2011
 
***For Immediate Release***
LAO: Measure to Hike State Retirement Age Likely Would Cause More Harm Than Good
 
SACRAMENTO – The Legislative Analyst’s Office has confirmed that a flawed proposed ballot measure to raise the retirement age for public employees “raises several significant legal and implementation issues that make it uncertain as to how its provisions would be implemented.”

And the billionaire is…

To:       Interested Parties
From:   Steven Maviglio, Californians for Retirement Security, 916-607-8340
Re:       And the billionaire is…

The “California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility” has finally heeded our calls for transparency and revealed its out-of-state bankroller as Texas billionaire John Arnold, a former Enron Corp. trader who built his fortune buying and selling natural gas.

Here are some excerpts from this morning’s coverage:

More Family Feuding in Pensionreformville?

To: Interested Parties
Re: More Family Feuding in Pensionreformville?
From: Steven Maviglio, Californians for Retirement Security

Even with Jon Coupal of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and even former Assemblyman Roger Niello throwing in the towel on their hopes for a pension initiative next year, ex-Schwarzenegger official Dan Pellisier is “guaranteeing” a measure for the November 2012 ballot.

We Won’t Get Fooled Again

TO:          Interested Parties         
FR:          Californians for Retirement Security
RE:          We Won’t Get Fooled Again