Season’s Greetings from the Texas Retired Teachers Association!

The Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) wishes all of our members and friends a very happy, healthy holiday season! We are so grateful to have your support, positive action and enthusiasm as we move forward into what is sure to be an exciting, productive year.

While we must face many challenges, particularly as we address the TRS-Care retiree health insurance funding crisis, together we are doubtlessly strong and we WILL make a difference in the 84th Legislative Session!

We believe in our members and TRTA’s purpose of creating an organized and powerful voice for all public education retirees and all pre-retirees (aka, our active school employee friends)!

TRTA members are the most vocal, passionate members in the state. Our members dedicated their lives to education and to Texas schoolchildren, and deserve to reap the benefits of their hard work.

TRTA’s core belief is in the legacy of public education. TRTA was founded in support of public education and for those serving in this most worthwhile of professions. Our educators deserve the benefits they have paid into and earned during their careers. We will always work to protect and improve the retirement benefits of all current and future public education retirees in Texas!

Without any hesitation or doubt, we believe in the defined benefit plan that promises you a monthly annuity for life! This is a core value of TRTA, and our support of lifetime retirement security for all public education employees will never waiver.

We believe access to affordable health care is vital to your retirement security! We support the TRS-Care retiree health insurance program and will work to ensure it is funded properly so that your health care benefits are never in question during your retirement.

We believe in protecting the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) pension fund and TRS-Care, so that our active educators may also receive what they have earned!

You have accomplished great things this year. While it was not a legislative year, you have not been idle! Preparation is key in addressing the tough issues we will face in 2015. You have sent hundreds of letters to your Texas Senators and Representatives voicing your concerns about TRS-Care! You have made numerous visits to your elected officials in your home districts. You made it to the polls, often early, to cast your vote for the candidates that will best represent your interests.

As we take some time to enjoy our families and friends over the holidays, let us become energized and ready to work with our legislators in 2015! The 84th Legislative Session begins Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

If you have not sent in your letter to TRTA sharing your own TRS-Care story, you can still do so! Look in your 4th quarter issue of The VOICE that arrived in your mailbox this month and send page 3 to TRTA at 313 E. 12th Street, Suite 200, Austin, TX 78701.

If you have misplaced your news bulletin or would like to download another letter, you may do so here.

Thank You!
Thank you for your membership to the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA), and thank you for your support of the Texas Retired Teachers Foundation’s (TRTF) charitable endeavors. Our very existence is dependent upon YOU!

If you are not a member of TRTA and want more information about joining, please contact us at 1.800.880.1650. Follow us on Facebook! Visit our YouTube channel for regular video updates.

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