As police officers we have always stood with our fellow Public Sector Working Families in defending pension rights and benefits. We cannot sit idly by now even as more and more voices rise up to include police and firefighters in the current reform talks.
We know there could be a bill introduced any day now that not only reduces benefits for the statewide systems, but if the Illinois Municipal League and its members have their way, our names will be in the legislation as well.
Downstate and Suburban Mayors and Managers have made it a point through the media that they echo Mayor Emanuel’s request that local government employees need to be included in the potential pension reform bill that addresses the 5 statewide systems.
The time to act is now.
Please go to WeAreOneIllinois.org <http://weareoneillinois.org/> today and contact your legislators.
Then, pass this along to your family and friends because now is the time to go all in and we cannot wait for someone else to speak up for us.
See the latest commercial now playing across Illinois for We Are One Illinois http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HH5TzBogp_0
Also, don’t forget to check out and LIKE the PBPA Facebook Page to stay up to date on the latest developments at the State Capitol and around Illinois – <http://www.facebook.com/illinoispbpa>
It’s your retirement – Stay informed – Stay engaged –
Sean M. Smoot
Director & Chief Legal Counsel