Texas AFT Retiree Plus has kicked off its efforts to win a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for retired educators at the ballot box this November. Retirees are fighting to pass Proposition 9, which will provide an increase to retired educators’ pensions.
Educators who have been retired for nearly two decades have never seen a pension increase. Over that time, inflation has increased prices by over 65%.
Texas AFT Retiree Plus will be hosting its next virtual campaign event next Tuesday, August 22nd.
We will be joined by Terry Bermea, the Executive Director of Battleground Texas, a nonprofit organization focused on registering voters and engaging people in the democratic process. Bermea will share information about voter registration, the implementation of new voting laws in Texas, and information about voter protection efforts.
Afterwards, we will contact Texas voters and encourage them to double-check their voter registration status ahead of the Nov. 7 COLA election. The last day to register to vote in this election is October 10.
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