Write a letter to your local newspaper!

Across the state, pension payments are helping Colorado through these tough economic times. We already know that PERA is a economic driver for our state. A study by Pacey Economics found that PERA generates $6.5 Billion in economic output in 2018. And now, a national report released in March 2020 by the National Institute on Retirement Security, found that retirees who are in a pension plan are critical to their local economies in small towns and rural communities.  Check out this great graphic from PERA.

PERA is facing some pretty big hits – from the downturn in the market to the potential cuts in payments from the state as required by SB18-200. Now is the time to be vocal about the importance of your pension, especially if you are a retiree in a small or rural community.

Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper about the positive impact your pension has in your community. Need some help? Use this helpful form to submit a letter to your local newspaper.

Get to Know Your Legislators

The start of a new session is a good time to connect with your legislator. Find out who they are by clicking on this link.

We encourage you to attend any town hall meetings your legislators have and ask about their support for PERA. The best way to know about these is to sign up for their newsletters. You can look up your legislators above, then google to find their campaign websites and sign up for their emails.