I just wanted to update everyone on the progress of the VRS petition. We received signed petitions from 15 retired teacher units and from individuals from all around Virginia. The signed petitions were mailed Monday to the VRS Board of Trustees, Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations committees, Speaker of the House, and to the delegates and senators from each units general assembly districts. Attached is a copy of the cover letter which was included with the petition.
It would be helpful if your members followed up with their State delegate and senator to encourage them to support the requested revision of the VRS excessive pay.
Thank you very much for your members' participation in this petition. Let's hope we get a good response from our elected and appointed leaders. I'll keep you updated as we go through this process.
Bonnie Mann, President
Roanoke City Retired Educators Association
Click this link to see the cover letter: https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=9E9597B06211F7E8!327&authkey=!AKrdEFzhg6a65LI&ithint=file%2cdocx