TRTA Zoom to the Capitol: April 7 Events Reminder

Monday and Tuesday, members of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) began participating in virtual meetings with their legislators for our very first virtual Zoom to the Capitol event!
Did you miss yesterday’s events? No worries! You can still view them online!

  • View our Kickoff Event with President Leroy DeHaven and Executive Director Tim Lee by CLICKING HERE.
  • View our Legislative Roundtable with Tim Lee, Senator Eddie Lucio, and Representative Giovanni Capriglione by CLICKING HERE.

Links for today’s events (April 7) are available below!

  • Don’t forget to download the TRTA app to be sure you receive all of the late-breaking updates. Learn how to download the app here! Your username and password are the same you would use for the TRTA website. Once you have accessed the app, navigate to the “Events” tab to find the Zoom to the Capitol activities. Here, you can view the schedule, attendees, and speakers! The “Agenda” tab at the top shows the program for each day and allows you to add sessions to your personal agenda under “My Agenda.”
  • As a bonus, everyone who uses the TRTA App will have several chances to win TRTA-branded merchandise with daily trivia contests or by posting a photo of themselves mailing their red letters in the Red Letter Campaign forum!

Pensions, Investments, and Financial Services (PIFS) Committee Hearing Starts at 8:00 A.M.

The PIFS Committee is always an important one to watch and pay attention for TRTA members, as the committee hears bills pertaining to TRS. At 8:00 a.m., several bills—including those that would provide a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for TRS retirees—will be heard in committee!

Thank you to PIFS Committee Chairman Rafael Anchia for scheduling this important hearing. Multiple bills pertaining to TRS will be heard, including those that affect return-to-work provisions and TRS-Care.
This is a meeting our members will not want to miss! TRTA will stream this meeting to our YouTube and Facebook channels.

Join Us for a Resolution Watch Party at 11:00 a.m.!

The Texas Senate (SR 129) have has filed a resolution honoring retired teachers the week of April 5!

TRTA will host a live watch party of the readings on YouTube and Facebook. The stream will start at 11 a.m.! Please note this is a change from our earlier schedule.

Join Us for a Zoom to the TRTF Fundraiser and Capitol Wrap-Up at 12:00 P.M.

TRTF Board President Mary Nell Short will provide a Texas Retired Teachers Foundation (TRTF) program update and update attendees on the TRTF Donate Your Date fundraiser.

Be sure to stay tuned, because TRTA Executive Director Tim Lee and the TRTA Capitol Team will wrap up the week’s events by talking about our Zoom to the Capitol successes. Join us via YouTube or Facebook!

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