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May Is Older Americans Month. Make ’em Notice!

The Dallas TARA Chapter will picnic at noon on May 3rd in Kidd Springs Park. Everybody invited! We usually find open tables in the 1000 block of Sylvan Avenue where it and Kidd Springs Drive both dead end into the park. Judy and Barbara need RSVP’s from you right away so they w... Read more

May Is Older Americans Month. Make ’em Notice!

The Dallas TARA Chapter will picnic at noon on May 3rd in Kidd Springs Park. We usually find open tables in the 1000 block of Sylvan Avenue where it and Kidd Springs Drive both dead end into the park. Judy and Barbara need RSVP’s from you right away so they will know how much t... Read more

Legislation to Look (out) For

On March 8, Brother Eric Hartman of our Austin Chapter identified these Texas bills as especially dangerous for seniors: SB 2 by Hughes, allowing prosecution of innocent voting mistakes as felonies. SB 220 by Bettencourt/HB 549 by Swanson, establishing state election poli... Read more

See Your Texas Legislators

Retiree activists need to take advantage of every opportunity to influence our legislators. Here is a schedule for two important Texas lobby days from the President of our Austin Chapter: Texas AFT Lege Advocacy Day  Monday March 13 at the Capitol   10:00... Read more

Ready to Go?

When we die, some of us leave our survivors with only good memories. Others leave them with major expenses and a myriad of legal and financial problems. Can the Texas Alliance for Retired Americans help? I recently announced on KNON radio that six states, not including Texas, ... Read more

Get Ahead!

In 2023, we'll be fighting major battles to defend and extend retiree rights. The U.S. Congress is already in session, and the Texas Legislature starts January 10. Both of them have big challenges and opportunities for retirees. In many areas, local elections will be underway bef... Read more

Forward in 2023!

Retiree volunteers did fabulous jobs in 2022 and are ready, more than ever before, for the next challenges. Our most recent Board meeting tried to anticipate what some of them will be. Campaign for Pensions with Cola Working families no longer have most of the pensions that uni... Read more

Strengthen the Retiree Movement

The Texas Alliance for Retired Americans has proven its worth over and over, but much more needs to be done. Please join our campaign to add muscle to the retiree movement by helping Texans march to the top in their understanding and their commitment to activity. There ... Read more

Texas Retiree Election Results

Election results show that voters have stood up against all anti-democratic attacks. Big money, gerrymandering, lackluster office holders, and the worst voter suppression since Jim Crow did not succeed in breaking our faith in democracy. TARA activists made thousands of retiree-t... Read more