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Congressman Doggett Backs Retirees in Fight for Rights

Congressman Lloyd Doggett expects to join the retiree news conference at noon on Thursday, December 15, at the Lamar Seniors Activity Center at 2874 Shoalcrest Ave, corner of 29th and Lamar, in Austin. [caption id="attachment_1929" align="aligncenter" width="474"] Seniors back... Read more

Texans Starting Fightback — Emergency Council December 15

News articles are announcing that the incoming government is likely to turn Medicare/Medicaid over to the insurance companies. Click here for one of them. [caption id="attachment_1548" align="aligncenter" width="410"] Texas retirees will fight[/caption] The Executive Boar... Read more

Texas Retirees Fight On

Texas retirees will continue to fight to preserve and expand the right to retire in spite of news that even stronger efforts will be made to destroy it. Ed Sills, Communications Director for the Texas AFL-CIO, wrote on Novermber 23, "President-elect Donald Trump's spokeswoman ... Read more

Election’s Over, But Not The Fight!

[caption id="attachment_2003" align="aligncenter" width="474"] Retirees on the streets![/caption]... Read more

Seniors Are Contemplating Strategies

Texas retirees spent very little time commiserating about the presidential election. Our own performance in the Lone Star State was excellent, so we spent no time at all castigating ourselves. What's taking up our time is analyzing the situation and coming up with the best possib... Read more

Texas Retirees Make Historical Contribution

Texas Alliance members had a powerful impact on the 2016 elections. Our six chapters, one in each of the top population centers, took part in every aspect of informing voters and bringing out the vote. It is probably the first time, ever, that Texas retirees took an independent r... Read more

Retirees Are Changing Texas Elections!

New records are being set in Texas  vote-by-mail totals as we get ready for Wednesday's meetings of two of our biggest chapters -- Dallas and Houston. [caption id="attachment_1982" align="aligncenter" width="523"] From voter registration to the voting booth, we're involved![/... Read more

Dallas Plans Attack on the Right to Retire

Seniors in Dallas are already receiving their vote-by-mail ballots. The wording for Proposition One is completely unreadable and totally misleading. Fortunately, the Dallas newspaper has provided some insights into what Proposition One would actually do. Lico Reyes and Lawrence C... Read more

Phone Banking Works for Seniors!

It's time to phone bank if you want to win in 2016!   [caption id="attachment_1968" align="alignnone" width="1167"] Maralyn Hamaker makes calls to Dallas area seniors[/caption] See for a short video on phone banking for Texas seniors. ... Read more