The Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) would like to thank the thousands of TRTA members who participated in our inaugural virtual Zoom to the Capitol event this week!
If you were not able to participate in the events live, you may still view them online!
- View our April 6 Kickoff Event with President Leroy DeHaven and Executive Director Tim Lee by CLICKING HERE.
- View our April 6 Legislative Roundtable with Tim Lee, Senator Eddie Lucio, and Representative Giovanni Capriglione by CLICKING HERE.
- View the April 7 Pensions, Investments, and Financial Services (PIFS) Committee hearing by CLICKING HERE. Read our Inside Line article about the meeting here.
- View the April 7 Senate Resolution Watch Party by CLICKING HERE. This was a wonderful, moving tribute where many Senators took the time to share personal comments about the teachers who impacted their lives.
- View the April 7 TRTF Fundraiser and TRTA Zoom to the Capitol Wrap-Up Event by CLICKING HERE.
TRTA had nearly 1,400 RSVPs for our Zoom to the Capitol event, which included nearly 300 at-large members and 1,100 local unit members! We even had members who live out of state attending! Our TRTA District Legislative Chairs hosted more than 120 meetings this week with Senators and Representatives.
We are so grateful to each one of you for joining us or participating in your own way. We know thousands of our members sent in red letters to the State Senators and Representatives. Your legislators ARE reading your letters!
Keep Sending in Your Letters!
Please continue to send in your red letters if you have not done so already. If you did not receive your copy of The VOICE, you may print the blank form letters for your Senator and your Representative and use a red envelope from the store to mail them in.
Not sure who your Senator and Representative are? Please visit this link to look them up. If you reside outside of the state of Texas, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for suggestions on who to send your letter to.
Address for Senators:
P.O. Box 12068
Austin, TX 78711-2068
Address for Representatives:
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768-2910
Our Work Must Continue!
As Tim Lee and TRTA Legislative Coordinator Larry Yawn shared during the Wrap-Up rally yesterday, now is the time to maximize our momentum. Session continues through the end of May, and we must use this precious time to support bills that help TRS retirees!
Please, stay tuned to the Inside Line and the TRTA app as we provide you with urgent alerts as our very important bills move through the legislative process. Tell your friends who are not signed up to CLICK HERE. If you have not downloaded TRTA’s free mobile app yet, learn more here!