In 2012, PERA paid $3.2 billion in retirement benefits to 87,459 PERA retirees living in Colorado. Those retirees then spent those dollars in the local economy.
PERA provides a retirement plan to most public employees in the state of Colorado, they are not eligable for Social Security.
Here in Colorado, 9% of our citizens—474,000 people—either today or in the future, will rely on a PERA pension for their retirement. PERA members include teachers, highway workers, department of corrections workers, state patrol officers, as well as other local, special district, and state employees.
Secure PERA is a coalition of supporters of PERA
Email your Legislator and let them know "I AM PERA" and ask for them to support PERA.
Email Governor Hickenlooper and ask him to stop supporting Treasurer Walker Stapleton's lawsuit against PERA and violating your privacy. Or call him at 303-866-2471
Write a letter to the editor and send it to your local newspapers.
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