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Educators,  and other dedicated public servants are under attack in Arizona. Our public employees have dedicated their lives to difficult, often dangerous jobs, and they have always played by the rules. Now extremist politicians and Wall-Street-backed special interests want to change those rules in the middle of the game and take away the retirement security that Arizona’s working families have earned.

The Arizona Retirement Security Coalition stands up for those families. ARSC provides the public and the media with resources, research and facts about the true cost of gutting public pension systems and the extremist agenda that’s out to weaken retirement security for all Arizonans.

The risky non-reforms being pushed by Wall Street and its pet politicians will not help government budgets or the economy. Join us and help take a stand for the middle class.

Coalition Members

  • AFSCME - American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

  • AFL-CIO - American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations. 

  • AEA - Arizona Education Association

  • AEA-Retired - Arizona Education Association-Retired

  • AASRA - All Arizona School Retirees Association

  • AARA Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans

  • Maricopa Community Colleges Faculty Association

  • National Education Association

  • AZ Center for Economic Progress

  • Arizona League of Cities and Townships 

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Join the Pension Rapid Response Team

Sign on to be part of the Pension Rapid Response Team. We can't do this without you.

Help us by phoning, attending press conferences, rallies, and Legislative Committee hearings.

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Join with hundreds of other Rapid Response Team Members. Your expertise and years of experience are crucial during this critical turning point in Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) history.

We’d love to have you partner with us! We want you for:

  • Attending legislative hearings on Retirement Security Issues 

  • Phoning and writing to legislators in the district in which you vote.

  • Writing Op Ed articles with our messaging.

  • Participating in legislative activities with other Retired Activists 

Tell Your Story

The most important strategy we can use to fight the attack on ASRS is for you - and many like you- to tell why it is important to keep ASRS strong.

Make a 30 second to 1-minute video telling what the ASRS means to you.

1.  Why is your pension important to you now?

2.  Why was your pension important to you when you worked?

3.  Why is it important to keep a defined benefit system?

Using your phone, or other devise, make a short video of yourself.  Then, upload it to HERE

Example of 30 sec. video from phone.
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Arizona Retirement Security Coalition

345 East Palm Lane

Phoenix, AZ 85004


Julie Horwin, 2019

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