Mark Your Calendars! Tim Lee Live, Voter Registration, and More!

Tim Lee, the Texas Retired Teachers Association’s (TRTA) Executive Director, will continue a series of Facebook and YouTube live events one week from today on Tuesday, October 10 at 4 p.m. CDT.

The series focuses on passing the constitutional amendment related to a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for eligible Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) annuitants in the November General Election. You can read details about the proposed COLA at this link.

Watching the live events is easy! Just click on TRTA’s Facebook page or YouTube channel. These live events are recorded and are viewable after airing from the same links provided.

The series will continue on the second Tuesday each month leading up to the November election on November 7, 2023.

Check Your Voter Registration Status: Deadline is October 10!

One week from today is also the deadline to be registered to vote! We encourage all TRTA members, their family members, friends, colleagues, and supporters to use this link to determine if their voter registration is up-to-date.

If you are not registered to vote, you have several options available to you. This deadline to register for the November election is October 10. Visit for more information.

How to register:

Send a Letter to the Editor of Your Local Newspaper!

Now is the time to send your letter to the editor of your local newspaper asking voters to support Prop 9! You may use the sample letters to the editor TRTA has developed. These may be edited to add your personal information.

Members, please start sending your letters now! We encourage members to continue sending letters to their local newspaper editor before the early voting period, which begins October 23.

You may download the letters below:

Two TRTA members have had their letters published in local papers. Stephen Caruso had his letter published in Killeen. Mary Nell Short had her letter published in Texarkana.

Thank You!

Let’s start checking all the boxes to get Prop 9 passed this November! Make sure you’re registered and begin telling everyone you know about the importance of the pension increase for TRS retirees.

Thank you for being a member of TRTA. We are asking members to please renew their dues with TRTA if they have not done so already. If you know someone who is not a member, please invite them to join us!

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