- Invite your legislators to TRTA Day at the Capitol by clicking here!
- Use our hashtag #DAYATTHECAPITOL on Facebook and Twitter to let your legislators, friends, family and colleagues know you are attending the event or supporting TRTA’s efforts from home!
Today, April 3, is the Texas Retired Teachers Association Day at the Capitol event! More than 1000 retired educators from across the state will arrive on the east lawn of the Texas Capitol wearing red shirts, #RAISETHEBASE bracelets and stickers, and rallying in support of funding for vital pension and health care programs!
TRTA IS THE VOICE FOR TEXAS PUBLIC EDUCATION RETIREES, and we want to be seen and heard today!
Though many of our retirees would like to attend this event, not all are able. We want your voice to be heard today too! Here are some ways you can participate and promote the causes that matter most to retired educators.
Participate in Day at the Capitol Even If You’re At Home Today!
- Help us extend an invitation to all legislators and their staff members to join us for our ice cream social and rally on the east lawn. We’d also like for our legislators to come out to the tent during our rally and share some encouraging words. We want to show our appreciation for their overwhelming support this session to make the TRS pension fund actuarially sound and set retirees on a path for a meaningful benefit increase.
- Click this link to send your email now
2. Call Your Legislators Today!
- If you are unable to send an email or prefer the phone, please call your legislator today using the Legislator Hotline: 1.888.674.3788.Please let them know education retirees appreciate their hard work this session, and we want to show our gratitude by inviting them to our rally and ice cream social on the east lawn! The rally begins at noon and the ice cream social begins at 12:30 p.m. Legislators and their staff members should feel free to stop by anytime between Noon and 2:00 p.m.
3. Download and mail the TRTA Day at the Capitol Fact Page to Your Legislators!
- Consider downloading our Day at the Capitol Fact Page and mailing it to your legislators. Though many members will hand deliver this flyer today, we want ALL legislators to receive one! We would appreciate your help spreading the word about the bills and initiatives that TRTA is supporting this session.
- Please click here if you would like to download the TRTA Day at the Capitol Fact Page.
To Write State Senators:
The Honorable (full name)
P.O. Box 12068
Austin, TX 78711-2068
To Write State Representatives:
The Honorable (full name)
Texas House of Representatives
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768-2910
Thank you again to everyone participating in the TRTA Day at the Capitol. We appreciate you coming to Austin, or virtually participating through the email advocacy campaign, phone calls or mail. Your membership is what makes TRTA the successful organization that it is!
Thank you for your membership to TRTA. We are fighting ardently for your benefits every day at the Capitol. If you are not yet a TRTA member, please join here.