Protect the Public Employees Retirement System of Mississippi: A Petition to Mississippi Legislators
WE, the undersigned public school employees of Alcorn County of Mississippi, have affixed our names to this petition as a call to you--our elected state representatives--TO TAKE ALL ACTIONS NECESSARY to protect the Public Employees Retirement System of Mississippi such that retirement benefits are not reduced. With some of the lowest salaries in the nation, PERS is one of the only recruitment and retention mechanisms to ensure highly trained and effective educators in MS schools. PERS provides a benefit that keeps teachers in the classroom. PERS MUST REMAIN A DEFINED BENEFIT PLAN!!!