Today, April 8, 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 grounds of the Texas Capitol wearing red shirts, carrying red bags and rallying in support of funding for vital pension and health care programs!
TRTA IS THE VOICE FOR 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.
1. Send An Email Action Alert 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 fund the TRS-Care retiree health insurance program.
2. Call Your Legislators Today!
If you are unable to send an email or prefer communicating via telephone, please call your legislator today using the Legislator Hotline (888.674.3788).
Please let them know we appreciate them, TRTA and its members will continue to work with them to ensure that benefits for retired educators are protected, 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. All legislators and their staff members are welcome.
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.
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!
Please be sure to stay tuned into the Inside Line throughout the 84th Legislative Session, as we will be bringing you all the latest updates on our broad legislative agenda, including any bills concerning TRS-Care, the continued funding of the TRS pension trust fund, pension increases for all TRS retirees, and also congressional issues such as the WEP and GPO.
Thank you for your membership in the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA). 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.