Legislative Report –
NARFE will defend the earned pay, benefits and compensation of federal and postal civilian
employees and retirees.
legislative staff starts by identifying actionable legislation and immediately makes the necessary phone calls, writes letters,
makes visits to legislators, and testifies before Congressional committee hearings. At the beginning of the fiscal year,
the staff prepares NARFE’s Legislative Program for Congress, and at the end of the fiscal year, completes NARFE’s
NARFE’s Legislative Action Center (http://www.narfe.org/legislation) is a one-stop shop for assisting
NARFE members who want to get involved in national legislation. When you sign up for email, the staff will send out
a weekly hotline to give you the latest news on what is happening with bills that are pending before Congress that may affect
your pay and benefits.
You will receive notice of webinars that are well prepared and very helpful for grassroots
advocacy. On the website, you will find prepared letters that you can send to your senators and representative.
NARFE suggests that you tailor your letter so that it is more personal to you. Reaching policymakers in Washington only
takes a few minutes. Use the toll free number for the U.S. Capitol – 1-866-220-0044.
You can also log onto your legislator’s website to enroll in their newsletter and you will get information on
their current events, including any telephone or in-person town hall meeting that you can attend. The website will also
allow you to schedule a meeting with your legislator.
As your 2nd Vice President for the NARFE Colorado Federation,
it is my job to serve as a resource for the Congressional District Liaisons, Chapter Presidents, and Legislative Chairs.
It is my goal that we all work together to make our voices heard when we see national legislation that we either support or
oppose that affects our active federal and postal employees and retirees. I am available by telephone, email, and to
provide training at your Chapter meeting, upon request.
Please support the
legislators who support NARFE and its mission by giving to NARFE-PAC, NARFE’s political action committee.
VP, National Legislation
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