The Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) is marching on the Texas Capitol grounds on Wednesday, March 29, with thousands of retirees ready to rally to Keep TRS-Care Affordable!
Join us for this day of grassroots advocacy! This is your chance to make your voice heard and get your legislators thinking about you!
If you want to keep TRS-Care affordable for yourself, your fellow retirees and future retirees, then this conversation—and this day—is about you!
TRTA has planned a full day of advocacy and events for our members and friends in the active educator community, as we continue to work for improved benefits for all current and future retirees!
Below is a schedule for the day. Be sure to read our Frequently Asked Questions to get all of the details about this exciting day! The FAQ answers such questions as how to find other members in your area who are attending and how to schedule an appointment with your legislator, plus much, much more!
Help TRTA get a headcount for Day at the Capitol! If your district or local unit is bringing a large group to the event, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with details such as how many people will be attending. You do not need to RSVP if you have registered for the 64th Annual TRTA Convention.
You can also let us know if you’re going by joining our Facebook event!
TRTA Day at the Capitol Schedule of Events
|7:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.||Shuttle service from Hilton to Capitol for Convention attendees|
|8:00 – 9:00 a.m.||Legislative Visits|
|9:30 a.m.||House Gallery|
|10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.||Photo opportunities with legislators (TRTA staff photographer is first come, first served)|
|10:30 a.m.||Senate Gallery|
|11:30 a.m.||Rally on the Capitol South Steps|
|12:00 p.m.||Additional Legislative Visits|
|12:30 – 2:30 p.m.||Ice Cream Social on the East Lawn|
|1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.||Return shuttle service to Hilton Austin for Convention attendees|
Parking at the Texas Capitol is located at 1201 San Jacinto Boulevard, Austin, TX 78701. Parking in a state parking garage is free for the first 2 hours and $1.00 for each half hour thereafter. The maximum daily charge is $12.00. You may enter the garage off of E. 12th Street or E. 13th Street. The exit is onto San Jacinto Boulevard.
What You Can Do to Help Now!
TRTA IS THE VOICE FOR EDUCATION RETIREES, and we want to be seen and heard during Day at the Capitol!
For now, we ask that you begin making phone calls and letting your legislators know we are looking forward to SEEING THEM ON MARCH 29! Invite them to our rally on the South Steps at 11:30 a.m. and to our ice cream social on the East Lawn at 12:30 p.m. Tell them we would love to have them address our proactive crowd of retired and active educators!
Use the toll-free legislator hotline (1.888.674.3788) to call your Senator and Representative today!
The planning is well underway and we are looking forward to having as many members as possible here for this legislative event. Your phone calls, emails and presence in Austin are all going to help advance the issues most important to you and your retirement. Again, thank you for all you do! TRTA will continue to update you on our plans for March 29.