January 17, 2022: For eligible Texas voters, which includes all of us over 65, Vote-by-Mail is STILL the best option. News headlines have it wrong; they are saying that large numbers of VBM applications are being "rejected for good," but they are only delayed. The...Read more >
January 10, 2022:
Call to Order..................................................... Gene Lantz, TARA President
Introduction....................... Tony Padilla, IAM TARA E-Board Member and former TARA President
Building Retiree Power: ...........Read more >
January 04, 2022: New Texas Election Laws—What They Mean for Voters, Those Who Assist Voters, and Election Workers (1/4/2022 TARA update)
Voting Hours and Locations: Overnight voting banned. Drive-through voting banned. New minimum and maximum hours for early v...Read more >
December 29, 2021: We Will Not Be Silenced!
Texans over 65 and certain others should apply to vote by mail early in 2022. One application can make voting easy in every election throughout the year!
The easy way is to go to http://register2vote.org. The web site ask...Read more >
December 22, 2021: Texas candidates who would like retiree recommendations may answer our on-line questionnaire at https://forms.gle/cjgURiszgFpZMcaB7 .
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The December 22 Execu...Read more >
December 04, 2021: Texas retirees are gathering strength for a mighty challenge in 2022. We need maximum resources in the form of members and dollars. Possible donors are being contacted, and every Texan who supports the right to retire is being asked to coordinate eff...Read more >
November 05, 2021: In early November, we received great news that the Build Back Better legislation in Congress would include lowering drug prices. Since negotiations first began, our issues have been pulled in by progressives and pushed out by reactionaries several ti...Read more >
October 31, 2021: Texas retirees do not have to be convinced of the importance of the 2022 mid-term elections. We're already working by registering voters.
On an earlier post, we outlined the basics on voter registration. But we continue talking about it an...Read more >
October 04, 2021: The internet is full of advice on how to chair a meeting. Here is an example:
A good chair helps the meeting to run smoothly and efficiently. The person who chairs a meeting can sometimes be referred to as the ‘facilitator’.
They will make ...Read more >
September 24, 2021:
On September 7, 2021, Texas Alliance for Retired Americans and allied advocacy groups sued Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and other state officials to block SB 1, which would impose severe new restrictions on the voting rights of Texans, effec...Read more >