- Have you sent your email to your legislators, letting them know TRS retirees need a raise this session? CLICK HERE TO SEND YOURS!
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 5-8, 2021).
It is very important that all TRTA members RSVP to Zoom to the Capitol. So far, we have received 1,000 RSVPs! We are pleased to announce that we do have more room for this event! Let’s get more of our nearly 100,000 members involved and advocating for a permanent, meaningful COLA!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1.800.880.1650.
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 email@example.com 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
If you missed TRTA Executive Director Tim Lee explaining the Red Letter Campaign on Facebook, you can view the video here.
Even if your issue of The VOICE arrives late, you can still send in your letters! Yes, TRTA hopes to flood the Capitol with a sea of red letters next week, but 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. There will also be daily trivia contests in the app next week! In all, there will be 10 winners.
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 raised more than $8,000 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.
Members who need help through the TRTF Disaster Relief program may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A brief application form will be emailed back to you. Grants will be given on a first come, first served basis, until funds are depleted.
Thank you for being a member of TRTA! Be sure to download the TRTA app to receive all of the latest legislative updates.