A huge step forward! On October 30 the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor,
and Pension (HELP) Committee passed legislation S. 1302 by a unanimous
vote. Congress is close to passing this important bill that would allow
our local councils to avoid a spike of 40 percent in pension expenses set to
take effect on January 1, 2014.
But only with your help will this bill come up for a Senate vote before
Please use the Take Action button to send a message to your U.S. Senators
today! Without Congressional action, local Girl Scout councils will have to cut
programs, lay off staff, and engage in other cost-cutting measures.
If you have questions, please contact Girl
Scouts’ Public Policy and Advocacy Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.