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February 25, 2019

Retirees Speak Up

TARA MEMBERS MEET WITH CONGRESSIONAL STAFF

TARA Secretary Gene Lantz (l) and activist Lydia Alcalan(r) met with Cong. Marc Veasey’sDistrict Director Anne Hagen (c) to discuss the important issues of Social Security, Medicare and prescription drug prices. Thanks to our ARA Hero Cong. Veasey for always having retirees’ backs.

TARA CONTINUES PARTNERSHIP WITH TEXAS AFT RETIREES

TARA and the Texas AFT Retiree Committee continued their partnership to work for expanding pensions and health care benefits for all education retirees. Members of both groups joined together at a meeting held at the Texas AFL-CIO for the making of a video to share retiree stories and plan actions for the March To The Capitol Lobby Day on Monday March 11. Texas AFT Retiree Chairwoman Cheryl Anderson, who is also Houston TARA President, presided at the meeting as  Secretary and TARA member Rita Runnels took minutes. Also attending were TARA President Tony Padilla, Austin Chapter President Jack McCabe, Field Organizer Judy Bryant, TARA Executive Board Member Elaine Jones and a number of TARA/Texas AFT Retiree Committee members.  Texas AFT Legislative Agent and Retiree Specialist Ted Raab is also a TARA member.

                                                   Cheryl Anderson and Rita Runnels

                                                    Jack McCabe and Tony Padilla

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