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. The first step is to vote for friends of public education 

TRTA recommends researching candidates using the following resources:

http://www.txparentpac.com/ Texas Parent Pac’s website will feature endorsements as they are released in the coming weeks.

Candidates Themselves Are the BEST Resource! If you’re not sure where a candidate stands, you should always feel like you can call and ask them! Reach out to candidates through their websites, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, email, and by phone. Always be courteous and ask them to tell you where they stand on issues affecting Texas public education retirees and education issues in general.

https://www.texansforpubliceducation.com/ The Texans for Public Education website, and associated Facebook page, ranks candidates as friendly, unfriendly, or neutral regarding education and retirement issues.

https://apps.texastribune.org/2018-texas-primary-candidates/ The Texas Tribune is a non-profit news publication. This list contains all primary candidates for both parties.

Read candidate statements from Gregg Abbott, Andrew White and Mike Collier on the TRTA homepage.

http://www.vote411.org/ The Texas League of Women Voters site allows you to find your polling place, build a ballot based on where you live and vote, and includes a non-partisan voter guide on every candidate.

https://www.teachthevote.org/ The Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) site is non-partisan, specific to education issues, and allows you to view candidates by legislative district as well as statewide candidates. The site includes voting records and candidate surveys on education issues.

 


TRS Updates

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 2018-19 year will be coming soon to the Events page.

TRTA Convention and Spring Conference Pictures are in the Shutterfly Album!


Local Unit 2018 Newsletters are posted!


Officer and Committee Chairmen Spring Leadership Development Committee 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 5-18-2018

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

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