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Democracy is Critical for Texas Retirees

Democracy was the issue on May 1st when President Glenn Scott and Austin retiree activists attended their "Democracy Awakening" rally. Texas Alliance members Yolanda Delgado, Marie Drummond, Joe and Lynne Lam, and Barbara Fetonte were Austin Chapter members who participated alon... Read more

Workplace Injuries Still Plague Retirees

[caption id="attachment_1743" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Retirees suffering long-term workplace injuries spoke on KNON radio[/caption] Workplace injuries plague us long after we have retired. Three retirees from the Dallas Independent School District appeared with me on ... Read more

Fallen Workers Remembered

Every April 28, America remembers fallen workers who have been killed or injured on the job during the previous year. Unfortunately, there are a lot of them. Workers Memorial Day events are being held in several Texas cities. These include:    Austin - 6 p.m., April 28: Pl... Read more

Retirees Are Meeting

In Texas, retirees are meeting everywhere. In almost any church, there is a group of predominantly retirees meeting. Drop by the Dairy Queen or McDonald's in small Texas towns during mornings, and you'll find retirees meeting over coffee. The Texas Alliance for Retired Americans ... Read more

Retiree Politics Comes to a Head on November 8

[caption id="attachment_1527" align="alignleft" width="300"] Retiree politics surged forward when we overcame poll tax suppression[/caption] We've fought hard for our democracy in Texas retiree politics. Voter suppression isn't something new. We've fought it, and defeated it, ... Read more

Texas Issues: Should We Be All Things to All People?

Texas issues: Why We Aren’t “All Things to All People.” When the Texas Alliance for Retired Americans began to rack up some modest success, people started asking us to take on more issues. When an organization only has a few people, nobody cares about it. But after a few... Read more

Gov. Abbott Puts A Fox to Watch Pension Henhouse!

Retirees across Texas are protesting Governor Abbott's appointment of Josh McGee to the Texas Pension Review Board. McGee has a long record of advocating taking away "defined benefit" pensions from public employees. He is a Vice President of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation,... Read more

Retirees Celebrate Holidays

Retiree organizations across Texas are starting their holiday celebrations. The Dallas Chapter held a luncheon on December 2 at the Postal Employees' union hall, 2010 Postal Way. Beverly McCray catered the event with terrific chicken, roast beef, and salmon entrees. Entertainmen... Read more

North Texans to Celebrate Veterans Day

Veterans Day is to be celebrated at 3 PM on November 11 at the DFW National Veterans Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas 75211. Veterans of Foreign Wars attend the ceremony every year, but this year they will be joined by the Texas Alliance for Retired Americans activis... Read more