Reminder: Tim Lee Live on Facebook and YouTube Today at 4 P.M. Central

The Texas Retired Teachers Association’s Executive Director, Tim Lee, will host a special live event discussing the challenge to Prop 9 today, December 4, at 4 p.m. Central on YouTube and Facebook. He will be joined by Attorney Andrew Weber.

The constitutional amendments passed on November 7, including Prop 9, are at risk of being delayed due to frivolous legal challenges related to voting machines. If you haven’t already, please complete these action items!

Action Item–TRTA members, please send an email to Governor Abbott asking him to add this issue to the Call for the current special legislative session. Click here to email Governor Abbott.

Action Item–Let’s ask our friends in the Texas House of Representatives to support SB 6. Click here to email your Texas House member.

Under existing law, it is likely to take at least a year to resolve these suits. Until then, the amendments cannot be implemented.

On Friday, the Texas Senate passed SB 6. A bill that would “Reform the Process Governing Election Challenges to Constitutional Amendments.” While this bill would not make this current situation go away, it would EXPEDITE the process to resolve the challenges to these amendments’ implementation.

In fact, TRTA believes these challenges would be resolved by March of 2024 instead of January of 2025 if SB 6 is finally passed and becomes law!

Time is short! The current special legislative session ends on December 7. The sooner the legislature reforms the process governing election challenges to constitutional amendments the faster the courts can act on these frivolous claims and retirees will be able to see their COLA implemented.

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