Our Issues


  • Retirees Reach Out

    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 reac Read More >


  • See Your Texas Legislators

    March 01, 2023: 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 M Read More >

  • Every Texan Needs Health Insurance!

    April 20, 2022: 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 coverag Read More >

Social Security

Fair Trade

  • Texans Strategize in San Antonio

    June 18, 2016: The Texas AFL-CIO allowed the Texas Alliance for Retired Americans to use their meeting room at the Texas Democratic Party convention at the Alamodome in San Antonio on June 17. Over 100 activists put off their lunch time to discu Read More >

  • Retirees Stand Against Unfair Trade

    January 19, 2016: Texas retirees took the lead in opposing unfair trade on January 12, the same day that President Obama pushed the unfair "Trans Pacific Partnership" in his State of the Union address. Our Austin and Dallas rallies coincided with 2 Read More >

State Issues

  • TARA In Legal Fight for Voting Rights

    June 21, 2023: The long legal fight for Texas retiree voting rights, like the wheels of justice, grinds slowly on. At a short on-line conference with lawyers on June 21, 2023, Organizer Judy Bryant and President Gene Lantz were told that we may Read More >

  • Legislation to Look (out) For

    March 08, 2023: 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/H Read More >