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WELCOME RETIREES

If you worked for local or state government in Maryland we know your story because it is our story too.  This company was created by a retired Maryland state employee and it is run by retirees who retired from the public sector  - All volunteer.  All willing to fight to keep the benefits they earned.    Join Us. 

WHAT WE DO.

RETIREES

REMEMBER - WE MATTER

 Our lives are not dispensable, continuation of our PENSION and Pension benefits are not negotiable.   We have put in years of service to acquire these benefits and our full pension.  Around the country, public sector retiree benefits are being used to balance budgets and pay for new programs.   We do not want the State of Maryland to renege on their promise to provide these benefits upon our retirement.   We are your grandparents, your aunts and uncles, and whatever affects us will have a ripple effect upon the rest of society.  We carry wisdom, experience with our age and should not be seen as a liability, but as a tremendous asset. WE MATTER.  

LETTERS TO LAWMAKERS

WE MATTER (July, 2018)

WE MATTER (July, 2018)

WE MATTER (July, 2018)

  

Parents raise their children telling them not to lie, not to cheat, not to steal. It will be hard in the future to say that with a straight face if you are living in the State of Maryland. The lawmakers of Maryland say that dropping prescription benefits for State Retirees was done for revenue enhancements and to reduce expenditures. But for State Retirees, Maryland has reneged on their retirement contract. The Retirees are placed in a situation where the lack of medicine will result in their death. Literally.  If some State Retirees do not get the promised prescription benefits needed to control their illness, they will die.......... 

SHAME ON YOU (August, 2018)

WE MATTER (July, 2018)

WE MATTER (July, 2018)



 Shame on YOU Maryland State lawmakers. YOU* have handed Retirees from the State of Maryland a Death Sentence.  Did YOU review the facts of this issue before YOU voted to discontinue prescription drug benefits for State Retirees? Did YOU contemplate the consequences of your vote? Did YOU consider the 90,000 lives that would be forever affected? Or the State Employees now eligible for retirement? .........

YOUR 16% RAISE (August, 2018)

WE MATTER (July, 2018)

YOUR 16% RAISE (August, 2018)

You don’t get it. You think we don’t understand. You think we are stupid? You are telling us this election year to trust you. Trust that you will do the right thing after the election. Trust that you will fix the problem that you created with our prescription drug coverage. Trust you that the State Retiree who pays $400 a year for prescriptions will not have to pay $10,000 a year with Medicare D in 2019. But, how can we?........

YES OR NO?

The Right to Stand (June, 2018)

YOUR 16% RAISE (August, 2018)

We know what O’Malley and the 2011 Legislature did. We know that some of the Legislators who are still in office didn’t understand the devastating consequences that would result from their vote and we know some just didn’t care. We know that these retirees will become bankrupt trying to find the money to pay for medications that will keep them alive. We know that there is an election coming up. We know that these retirees are motivated to turn this election on its ear. What we don’t know is whether you support our cause to reverse this terrible injustice. Just a Yes or No is needed.........

The Right to Stand (June, 2018)

The Right to Stand (June, 2018)

The Right to Stand (June, 2018)

  

Ken Fitch and the WE MATTER group attended the Senior Center in Reisterstown today at 11:00am. Present was Delegate Adrienne Jones, Delegate Benjamin Brooks, Attorney General Frosh, a representative from AARP and the CEO from Maryland Citizens Health Initiative, Vincent DeMarco. Around 100 or more people were in attendance..........

History OF United We Matter

The Right to Stand (June, 2018)

The Right to Stand (June, 2018)

 WE MATTER RXdrug Coverage Group was created in Facebook by Ken Fitch to have a page specifically dedicated to the efforts made to reinstate the RX drug coverage benefit that was eliminated by the Budget and Reconciliation Act of 2011. Ken Fitch began his fight with writing a letter to 188 lawmakers and the Governor entitled WE MATTER. Other letters soon followed entitled SHAME ON YOU, THE RIGHT TO STAND, YOUR 16% RAISE, and YES OR NO. THE RIGHT TO STAND is the only letter not written by Ken Fitch and circulated to lawmakers. Each letter was followed up with a phone call, and if a response was received, an email ..........