Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) members and supporters—early voting continues today and through November 3. Send us your “I VOTED!” photos and we will post them on Facebook! Photos may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s Go Vote!
Proposition 9 is on the ballot and will provide a much-needed cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 420,000 Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) annuitants! You can read details about the proposed COLA at this link.
Every day, we will share with our members and supporters an important reason to vote FOR Prop 9!
Today’s reason is:
- The average monthly TRS annuity is just $2,174. All TRS retirees are suffering from inflation; longer-term retirees are hit hardest. Many are struggling to pay their bills and are making difficult choices about food and medicine.
Updated Note About Prop 9
A few members have contacted TRTA asking if Proposition 9 will create a tax increase.
The answer is NO, Prop 9 will not increase taxes!
Prop 9 was passed unanimously as Senate Bill 10/House Joint Resolution 2 during the regular 88th Legislative Session and is being paid for entirely with General Revenue surplus funds. Learn more here.
Bring 10 Votes For Prop 9 With You to the Polls!
TRTA is setting the goal for every member to bring 10 friendly “FOR Prop 9” votes with them to the polls. TRTA has set up this webpage to share information that our members will find helpful when speaking to others about supporting Prop 9. Share this information with your neighbors and other people in your community. The page includes a Voter Alert Flyer, as well as a Prop 9 Push Card.
Early Voting Period: October 23-November 3
TRTA encourages its members to get out and vote as early as possible! Don’t forget to bring along family members and friends to the polls with you! The early voting period in Texas begins Monday, October 23 and continues through Friday, November 3.
- Learn more about early voting in Texas here.
- Information about Early Voting locations may be found here.
- Information about Voter ID requirements may be found here.
Let’s check all the boxes to get Prop 9 passed this November! Tell everyone you know about the importance of the pension increase for TRS retirees.