Watch the Town Halls on Sept. 29 and Oct. 3 Via Zoom


The upcoming Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) town halls with John Cornyn and MJ Hegar will now be held as a Zoom Webinars. In order to participate in the webinars, you must pre-register.

To register for Cornyn’s town hall, click here. Cornyn’s town hall will occur Sept. 29 at 3 p.m.

To register for Hegar’s town hall, click here. Hegar’s town hall will occur Oct. 3 at 2:15 p.m.

The registrations are only open to TRTA members. There is a 3,000-person cap on each of the webinars, so be sure to register today! If you miss the live event, TRTA will have the recording posted to its YouTube channel later.

If you haven’t already, be sure to download the Zoom application to your devices. Learn more at!

TRTA is looking forward to a big attendance at the events, and we appreciate the outpouring of support our members have shown.

The streams were previously scheduled to occur on Facebook and YouTube, but due to technical issues with the stream application, TRTA has switched the town halls to Zoom.

Yesterday, the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) announced the exciting news that two candidates for the U.S. Senate, John Cornyn and MJ Hegar, will be participating in virtual town hall meetings. Cornyn’s town hall meeting will occur on Sept. 29 at 3 p.m. CDT. Hegar’s town hall meeting will occur on Oct. 3 at 2:15 p.m. CDT.

The events will be streamed live on both YouTube and Facebook. The links to the streams will go live once the events begin.

To watch Cornyn’s town hall on YouTube, click here. To watch Cornyn’s town hall on Facebook, click here.

To watch Hegar’s town hall on YouTube, click here. To watch Hegar’s town hall on Facebook, click here.

This is a great opportunity not only for our current members but also for any Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) retiree or pre-retiree to get involved and participate in the election process. If you’ve always had questions about the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP), Government Pension Offset (GPO), and other Social Security issues, now is the time to ask!

As TRTA finalizes the details for the town halls, we are asking for our members’ help to make them as informative as possible! We need your input. Please take the time to complete this short Google form and let us know what questions and topics you would like to see covered during the events. Your question may be even be asked live! Please submit your questions by Monday, Sept. 28!

While TRTA does not endorse any candidates for political office, we want to be sure our members are informed and have the resources they need to make educated decisions. Most importantly, we want our members to know how important it is to vote in every election!

Please, if you plan to attend one or both of these town hall events, invite friends, family members, colleagues, and active educators you know to attend too! The events are free to view and are sure to provide you with a unique opportunity to hear directly from the candidates about issues that impact your retirement security.

Thank you for being a dedicated member of TRTA. Do you know someone who is not yet a member of TRTA and should be involved in helping to protect the retirement security of the 1,000,000-plus Texans working in our school districts? Invite them to this event and invite them to join our great organization that works exclusively to protect and improve benefits for all Texas retired school personnel!

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