Retired Public Employees Assocation Santa Cruz RPEA

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RPEA Chapter 9 Surf City- Santa Cruz has been serving retired public employees since 1958.


Thank you for your interest in legislation related to our RPEA membership.

You have several options for contacting your legislator to express opinions and/or recommendations for legislative action. In order for our RPEA chapter to remain aware of member’s concerns, we ask that you let us know of your contacts with legislators on issues related to your public employment retirement and benefits. The easiest way is to email us at our main address or by cc’ing us on any written correspondence {O Box 413, Capitola, ca  95010.


By web site

On your legislator’s web page, there will be a contact link button for a quick send to their office. Once the button is accessed, a template comes up allowing you to identify yourself, categorize your issue and provide a narrative of your opinion and/or position. These types of messages are time effective and accessed by staff frequently.


By email

You can send a direct email using the legislator’s email address. These emails are accessed by staff regularly and acknowledged electronically. 


By telephone

You can call the legislator’s office and speak to staff. These contacts are noted and tallied.


By written letter

A sample format for writing your legislator is provided on the next page.

Sample Letter

(Your Name)

(Your Address)

(Your City, State, Zip)

(Your Phone Number and or e-mail is optional)


Honorable (first and last name)

Dear (Senator or Assembly Member)

(Paragraph 1)  Identify yourself and state your reason for writing.  Tell your personal story.

(Paragraph 2)  Acknowledge the value of the legislature’s interest in retirement and health issues.  State your reasons for believing that (number of the bill is a (good/bad) idea for public employees in California and why.

(Paragraph 3) Ask your (Senator/Assembly Member) to (support/oppose # (number of the bill).

(Paragraph 4)  Thank them for listening to your concerns.  Always maintain a respectful tone.


(Your signature)

cc:      (first and last name)

AND others who have a voice in your issue, including your other legislator, applicable committee chairs, trade organizations including our RPEA legislative committee, etc.