The NFL Super Bowl may occur on the first Sunday of each February, but for the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA), our Super Bowl occurs every other year in mid-February. We are, of course, referring to the Texas Primary Elections!

Early voting began today, and the stakes couldn’t be higher!

TRS-Care, the health care program provided by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), will require a massive funding overhaul during the 2017 Texas Legislative Session to remain solvent. The impending funding shortfall for this vitally important program that more than 240,000 retired educators rely upon could be upwards of $1 billion.

Now is the time to get in the game! It may be the first quarter, but your vote will make a difference in the Texas primaries! Active educator associations are banding together to make a difference, and TRTA is joining in the rally cry. The outcomes of the 2016 Texas elections will not be determined in November, but in February and March.

Remember, early voting continues through February 26 and Primary day is March 1. Don’t wait to vote! Make voting in the primary elections a top priority today!

Are you unsure of whom to vote for? Use our “Good Voter Health” series to catch up on how to research your candidates. Communicating with your fellow retirees can be one of the best ways to stay informed about where candidates stand on important issues. Local unit meetings are happening all over the state. Find yours and get involved!

Thank You

Thank you for being a member of TRTA! If you are not a member and are interested in joining, please contact our Membership Department at 1.800.880.1650.

Protecting your retirement benefits is one of TRTA’s top priorities, and your participation makes all the difference! Be sure to stay tuned to our other digital mediums to stay informed on all the latest news and updates. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and subscribe to our YouTube channel.