Thursday, January 21, 2010

RH Jones: Write to your newspaper

From RH Jones, January 20, 2010
Subject: A reminder to write "Letters to the Editor"

To all:
Please write a "Letter to the Editor" of your local newspapers. If you are unable to write, ask a family member or a friend. The address of each newspaper is always printed therein, somewhere in the paper.
A couple days ago, I sent you a sample letter approved by CORE's President Dave Parshall, and their (our) Media committee. If we do not fight right now with our writing pens, we will slip even further in trying to maintain and improve our OH STRS Defined Benefits. As each day goes by, due to inflation, our pension buys us less for our needs and especially our HC/Rx. Everyone is fairly certain that we cannot expect any kind of good HC/Rx legislation to come out of Washington. We will be lucky to protect what we have. However, getting the public on our side requires us to educate them in the media; as retired educators, we are great in selling. We had to sell education to students in order for them to be able function successfully in their modern world. We cannot let them forget those of us in retirement who taught them.
RHJones, a retired teacher member of OH STRS
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