TRTA Day at the Capitol Announced: March 29, 2017!

TRTA Day at the Capitol is set for Wednesday, March 29, 2017 on the heels of the 64th Annual TRTA Convention. Day at the Capitol raises awareness on Texas public education retirees’ most important issues and encourages immediate legislative action to address them.

TRTA is expecting a big crowd! District and local leaders are making transportation plans to visit Austin, and the TRTA staff is happy answer any questions you may have. Below are some important facts you need to know about TRTA Day at the Capitol. Please call 1.800.880.1650 or email info@trta.org with questions or comments.

RSVPs Required

Help TRTA get a headcount for Day at the Capitol! If your district or local unit is bringing a large group to the event, send an email to info@trta.org with details such as how many people will be attending. You do not need to RSVP if you have registered for the 64th Annual TRTA Convention.

You can also let us know if you’re going by joining our Facebook event!

TRTA Day at the Capitol Schedule of Events

7:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.                    Shuttle service from Hilton to Capitol for Convention attendees              

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.                            Legislative Visits

9:30 a.m.                                        House Gallery

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.                Photo opportunities with legislators (TRTA staff photographer is first come, first served)

10:30 a.m.                                      Senate Gallery

11:30 a.m.                                      Rally on the Capitol South Steps

12:00 p.m.                                      Additional Legislative Visits

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.                          Ice Cream Social on the East Lawn

1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.                   Return shuttle service to Hilton Austin for Convention attendees

Capitol Map

Download the Capitol Building Guide here

Capitol Parking

Parking at the Texas Capitol is located at 1201 San Jacinto Boulevard, Austin, TX 78701. Parking in a state parking garage is free for the first 2 hours and $1.00 for each half hour thereafter. The maximum daily charge is $12.00. You may enter the garage off of E. 12th Street or E. 13th Street. The exit is onto San Jacinto Boulevard.

Frequently Asked Questions

What time will Day at the Capitol begin?


When will the first TRTA event happen?


What about the Senate?


When will we visit the legislators?


What if I want a photo taken of me with my legislator(s)?


Will TRTA provide handouts?


How can I find other TRTA members in my area who plan to come to this event?


I am coming on my own and am thinking about spending the night. Where is a good place to stay?


What are some other important items I need to know?


What should I wear? 


Will there be a central staging or rally area?


What should I do for lunch?


I am not able to come, but I want to help. What can I do to make this event successful for TRTA?


What You Can Do to Help Now!

TRTA IS THE VOICE FOR EDUCATION RETIREES, and we want to be seen and heard during Day at the Capitol.

We want to thank all of you who plan to attend or help us communicate with legislators about the big day.

The planning is well underway and we are looking forward to having as many members as possible here for this legislative event. Your phone calls, emails, and presence in Austin are all going to help advance the issues most important to you and your retirement.

Again, thank you for all you do! TRTA will continue to update you on our plans for March 29. For now, we ask that you begin making phone calls and letting your legislators know we are looking forward to SEEING THEM ON MARCH 29! Use the toll-free legislator hotline (1.888.674.3788) to call your Senator and Representative today!

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