The Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) is excited to see so many dedicated members sharing their photos and telling us their stories as we get closer to our legislative rally week, Zoom to the Capitol (April 5-6, 2021).
It is very important that all TRTA members RSVP to Zoom to the Capitol. If you want to participate in the events and receive the links to view our special sessions, including exclusive interviews with legislators, please RSVP today! CLICK HERE TO RSVP.
Please log in using your TRTA Member ID number (found on the back of The VOICE) and password. For most users, your password is trta123 (all lowercase, no spaces). If you need assistance resetting your password, please contact the membership department at email@example.com or call 1.800.880.1650.
We’re excited to share that Senator Eddie Lucio and Representative Giovanni Capriglione will appear on our live legislative panel on April 6 at 5:00 p.m. This will be an event you will not want to miss! Be sure to RSVP today so you don’t miss it!
Red Letter Campaign Full Speed Ahead!
We know some TRTA members have still not received their first quarter issue of The VOICE and are awaiting anxiously the arrival of their TRTA Red Letter Campaign materials. While all issues have been mailed, some delays in shipping may occur depending upon your local postal service.
If you are anxious to send a letter now, you may print the blank form letters for your Senator and your Representative and use a red envelope from the store to mail them in. Not sure who your Senator and Representative are? Please visit this link to look them up. If you reside outside of the state of Texas, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for suggestions on who to send your letter to.
Address for Senators:
P.O. Box 12068
Austin, TX 78711-2068
Address for Representatives:
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768-2910
However, even if your issue of The VOICE arrives late, we encourage you to still send in your letters! Yes, TRTA hopes to flood the Capitol with a sea of red letters during Zoom to the Capitol week, but we know your legislators want to hear from you and will be glad to receive your correspondence throughout the 87th Legislative Session. Your voice is important and telling your story in your words means a lot to the elected officials who serve you.
Don’t forget to snap a photo when you put your red letters in the mail and post them to Facebook with the hashtag #TRTARedLetterDay or to the TRTA app in the Red Letter Campaign forum. All members who participate via the TRTA app will be entered in a prize drawing to receive TRTA branded merchandise. Learn how to download the app here.
If you missed TRTA Executive Director Tim Lee explaining the Red Letter Campaign on Facebook, you can view the video here.
Donate Your Date Campaign Update
Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Texas Retired Teachers Foundation (TRTF) new Donate Your Date campaign! TRTF has raise $4,500 since the campaign began on March 22. We enjoy receiving your heartfelt stories honoring a special moment in your lives. You can read more about the campaign in this Inside Line article or you may submit a donation online here.
Thank you for being a member of TRTA! Be sure to download the TRTA app to receive all of the latest legislative updates.