Kick Off Early Voting with Texas AFT Retiree Plus, Pro-COLA Legislators

Retired educators across Texas will kick off the first day of early voting for Proposition 9, which will provide some retired educators with their first pension cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in nearly two decades, with a Zoom meeting this Monday at 6 p.m. CT. 

Retirees will be texting their peers to encourage them to vote for Proposition 9 and will be joined by Sen. José Menéndez and Rep. Josey Garcia for a brief panel discussion. Both San Antonio legislators voted in support of the TRS COLA during the regular legislative session and both have been outspoken advocates for more significant and future relief for retired educators in Texas. 

Last week, our retirees sent over 15,000 text messages to voters across Texas. This week, we hope to double that amount.

Join us for all of our statewide texting actions on Zoom:

  • Monday, Oct. 23 from 6-7 p.m. | with special guests Rep. Josey Garcia & Sen. José Menéndez
  • Newly announced session! Thursday, Oct. 26 from 10-11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 6-7 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 6 from 6-7 p.m. | with special guest Congressman Vicente Gonzalez Jr. 

Throughout the early voting period and especially on Election Day, Texas AFT Retiree Plus members will be greeting voters at the polls and encouraging them to support Proposition 9.

Sign up to poll greet during early voting and on Election Day

On Nov. 4, the Saturday before Election Day, Texas AFT Retiree Plus Members will host events in their communities from 2-4 p.m., joining with their colleagues across the state via Zoom to phone-bank in a final GOTV push.

Sign up for Texas AFT’s Statewide Advocacy Day on Nov. 4

On Oct. 23, Sen José Menéndez will also be hosting a rally in San Antonio at 9 a.m. The event will take place at the Wonderland of the Americas Parking Lot Next to Denny’s at 4510 Fredericksburg Rd.

Sign up to Rally for Prop 9 in San Antonio with Sen. Menéndez

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