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Looking for Action?

Tired of waiting around passively for the next disaster? Ready to take things in hand? Our middle names  in TARA are "ACTION!" TActionRAction! June 30, 4PM: National webinar "Organizing on Facebook." Free registration here July 6, 12:30PM: Dallas Chapter meeting. Our oth... Read more

Every Texan Needs Health Insurance!

Since Obamacare was first passed, Texas Alliance for Retired Americans has urged Texas politicians to take the free federal dollars available to expand Medicaid. At least a million of the most needy Texans would get health coverage, but Texas politicians are just to ornery to tak... Read more

Vote “Yes” on May 7

Texas seniors and other eligibles are already getting their mail-in ballots! Different parts of the state will get different candidates and issues, but all ballots will include two propositions designed to lower property taxes for seniors. The Texas Alliance for Retired Americ... Read more

TARA Is Also A Lot of Fun!

The Dallas Chapter of Texas Alliance for Retired Americans had a picnic instead of its usual first-Wednesday meeting April 6. We met at Kidd Springs Park where we've had three great picnics before. The weather was good to us! We also made more headway on our fight to win for r... Read more

#Texasretirees Can get 2nd Booster

People 50+ and certain immunocompromised individuals are now eligible for a 2nd COVID-19 booster shot. Update on COVID-19 booster shots In case you missed it: If you or a loved one are 50 or old... Read more

TARA Has a New Address

Treasurer Elaine Jones is now accepting checks made out to "TARA" at 1402 Seville Circle, Portland, Tx 78374. We ask all members to send $10/year. A growing number of supporters make their donations "recurring." Small monthly donations really add up. TARA also accepts major do... Read more

Voting Lessons Learned in Primaries: What’s Next?

Texas Alliance for Retired Americans experts will lead a webinar at 6PM on Thursday, March 24. Please join us: Topic: Voting Rights Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://aflcio.zoom.us/j/83659570879 Or Telephone: 816 423 4261 US Toll or 888 844 9904... Read more

What Happened on March 1? What’s Next?

How Many Tried and Failed? In the March 1 election, around 27,000 Texans had trouble voting by mail. Newspersons said they were “rejected,” but around 9,000 of them were eventually able to get their ballots to count. That leaves about 18,000 Texans who tried to vote by mail ... Read more

You Are Not Beaten on Vote-By-Mail

Just because the first deadline for vote-by-mail applications has passed, you can still win this key battle against the voter suppressors! There's plenty of time to apply to VBM in the runoff! And there are months between now and the deadline for the general election in November.... Read more