August 05, 2015

Dallas Chapter Takes On a Heavy Schedule

The Dallas Chapter of the Texas Alliance for Retired Americans met on August 5th. We had reports on our successful national legislative conference, our state meeting in Austin, and our three big Medicare celebrations.

As always, most of the meeting was taken up with plans for future actions on behalf of Texas retirees:

August 8: Begin the long congressional recess. Texas retirees encouraged to set appointments with their congresspersons through Labor Day. TARA will help strengthen delegations.

August 14: 80th anniversary of Social Security. Dallas will celebrate at 11AM on August 13 at 2218 E Main in Grand Prairie. It’s a covered dish luncheon sponsored by UAW 848 retirees. We’ll commit to fight against the crisis that Congress manufactured for Social Security for disabled Americans.

August 18: Several volunteers showed an interest in finding out about grant writing. Congressman Veasey’s workshop is listed on this site.

September 6: Labor Day. All four Texas chapters will ask for help from state leadership for participating in local events. Ada French Goring is working on a September 6th picnic in Chisholm Park, 2200 Norwood Drive in Hurst, Tarrant County, since no activities had been planned there.

September 13: Grandparents Day. Dallas will probably work with Ada French Goring on her picnic idea.

September 23: National Voter Registration Day. Retirees will register as deputy registrars in multiple counties and organize major voter registration events

Of course we also discussed everything else of interest to Texas seniors. Joe Allen’s statement at the end of the meeting summarized our attitude about job-killing corporate actions. He coined the new anagram “PMA,” and said it meant “Privatize My A…!”

Thanks

Gene Lantz

President, Texas Alliance for Retired Americans
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