WELCOME TO TRTA DISTRICT XI

OUR 2017-2018 THEME: 


ESC Region 11

1451 S Cherry Ln

White Settlement, TX 76108

*Turn in between Ryans Steak House and Texaco.

 

 


NEW things!!

***The District scrapbook will now be kept online. Click here to see it.

***District XI is now on Facebook. All local units can post what is going on in their local unit. Check us out here.***


TRTA: The Voice for All Public Education Retirees

Keep up with TRTA on the state level here.

Read the 20 Most Recent Inside Line-Legislative Updates here.

Join or Renew your TRTA membership online. See more here.


Legislative Updates

 

 

 

 

 

Know who you are voting for and where they stand on public education

Most of the policy and funding that affects our students and teachers directly is decided by our state Legislature, with additional funding and policy decisions made by the U.S. Congress. Therefore, it’s crucial that we step up and elect friends of schools who will fight for free, democratic public schools in our communities, as well as the resources and policies to help them thrive.

According to Texas Educators Vote, over 90 percent of Texas elections are determined in the primary. The Texas primary elections early voting begins on February 20 and ends on March 2, 108. Primary election day is on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

The first step is to vote for friends of public education in the March 6 Texas primaries. To do that you need to know the issues. Click on the links to learn more.

Great questions to ask candidates: See more questions here.

  • Do you support a defined benefit plan for all current and future TRS retirees?
  • Do you support providing reasonable, affordable healthcare of TRS retirees?
  • What will you do as my legislator to ensure that the TRS pension fund and TRS-Care health insurance program are preserved and improved?

Here are several websites that will help you know where your current Representative and Senator stands on public education.

The Texas Tribune has a list of all candidates on primary election ballots. Please take some time to reach out to candidates in your area and find out where they stand on issues that affect your retirement benefits! 

Do you "Keep Educating Yourself" - the KEY to understanding the election and the candidates? One good source for information is Texans for Public Education. The ratings for incumbents as friendly neutral or non-friendly are available NOW. (Scroll down to click on the links.)

All teachers need to know who they are voting for www.teachthevote.org/


TRS Updates

Sign TRTA’s Online Petition Encouraging the Texas Legislature to Fund the TRS Pension Plan

https://www.votervoice.net/Shares/BAAAAAdOAElUAA0tMVS7FAA

If your Dr. won't take Medicare Advantage give them this


Websites to follow to keep up with the fight to repeal the WEP/GPO

H.R.1205 - Social Security Fairness Act of 2017

To amend title II of the Social Security Act to repeal the Government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1205/text

S.915 - Social Security Fairness Act of 2017

To amend title II of the Social Security Act to repeal the Government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/915/text?q=%7B"search"%3A%5B"Social+Security+Fairness+2017"%5D%7D&r=2

TRTA Social Security Fairness  

Social Security Fairness on Facebook.

The WEP is Unfair – and Here’s Why https://waysandmeans.house.gov/wep-unfair/

Here is a presentation of the WEP you can share with others.

https://www.scribd.com/presentation/123302087/The-Government-Pension-Offset-and-the-Windfall-Elimination-Provision-Explained


The events for the 2017-18 year are now on the Events page.

TRTA Convention Pictures coming SOON!


Local Unit 2018 Newsletters coming SOON!


Officer and Committee Chairmen Presidents Council January 2018 Reports have been posted on the Officer and Committee pages.

‚ÄčThese committees now have Facebook pages-Health Care, Retirement Education, Community Volunteers, and Public Relations. 


Check out pictures of local unit visits on the Pictures page.


***Local Unit News Stories

Read about our local units in the news here. If your local gets a news story published please send a copy to Pamela Elza.


Updated 4-19-2018

Comments, questions, problems with this website contact Pamela Elza pamelajs59@att.net

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