September 02, 2019
Happy Labor Day!
Happy Labor Day from TARA! Please see the article below about the many benefits which have been made possible for workers, retirees and their families because of unions. The Dallas and Houston TARA chapters meet this week. If you live in these areas, you will receive a separate email about the meetings.
TARA MEETS WITH MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND TEXAS LEGISLATURE
This week TARA members in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin met with Congresspersons and legislators to discuss issues and present awards.
TARA HOUSTON Chapter President Cheryl Anderson joined Texas AFL CIO President RickLevy, Secretary Treasurer Montserrat Garibay and members of the Texas Gulf Area Labor Federation for a meeting with Texas CD 7 Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher.
Thanks to the Dallas Senior Source and Lynda Ender for the very informative Legislative Forum which featured a number of our Texas legislators reporting on how seniors fared in the 86th Legislative Session. TARA CAN Board member Barbara Rojas and activist Fernando Rojas signed in many Dallas seniors to this event. Field Organizer Judy Bryant was joined by activists Mary Stretcher, Ken Stretcher, Eddie Morgan, Mavis Belisle, Tony Chenevert, Yvonne Wesley Clark and Phyllis Arceneaux. Participants heard from Texas Senator Nathan Johnson and Texas State Representatives Jessica Gonzalez, Morgan Meyer, Terry Meza, Ana-Maria Ramos, Carl Sherman and John Turner. Thanks to our legislators for their work and for sharing important information
ARA HERO AWARD PRESENTATIONS
Each year the Alliance for Retired Americans presents HERO AWARDS to members of Congress who have 100% voting records on 10 key issues for retirees. On Friday, TARA President Tony Padilla presented the HERO AWARD to Texas CD District 20 Congressman Joaquin Castro in his San Antonio office. As shown in the first photo below, he was joined by TARA members (l-r) Sergio Perez Sr, John J. Quesada, Johnny Martinez, Robert Moore, President Padilla, Cong. Castro, Charlie Peterson and Bruce Ashton.
In the second photo, TARA President Tony Padilla was joined by TARA Austin President JackMcCabe and Austin CLC President Jason Lopez to present the ARA HERO AWARD to Texas CD 35 Congressman Lloyd Doggett. The award was given during the annual AFL-CIO Labor Day Fish Fry in Austin.
TARA thanks Cong. Castro and Cong. Doggett for their continued support of retirees!