The Round-Up (October 26, 2018) Chance to win $200; Resources for the election

Inside:

  • Early Voting runs through next week…make your plan to vote!
  • Share My Lesson offers materials to teach about elections
  • Follow us around the state (and on Facebook for a chance to win $200)
  • Retired, but looking to be a part of a movement to improve pensions and health care?
  • Find discounted insurance that’s right for you
  • About this newsletter

 


Early Voting runs through next week…make your plan to vote!

Many counties are experiencing record turnout for early voting in a mid-term election. We encourage you to make plans now to vote early, then visit our pinned Facebook post to post your photos of you with your “I Voted” sticker. Tag your friends and challenge them to vote as well!

 

For the full scoop on voting information and our endorsements, see our Election 2018 page!

We still need a lot of volunteers for door knocking, calling, texting and other activities! Please CALL your local union, or if you are in a district without a local union, email us at editor@texasaft.org with your name, phone number and school district.


Share My Lesson offers materials to teach about elections

Share My Lesson Election Materials

The 2018 election season has already proven to be interesting, with turnout on the rise in primaries. Share My Lesson has free K-12 lessons, activities, blogs and webinars to help you educate our youth about this precious right and tradition. Additional topics include fostering civil discourse, fighting fake news, voting rights and debate ideas to keep your students informed and engaged.

The Share My Lesson materials include:

  • Elections Basics and Fundamentals
  • Defense Against Threats to the Election Process
  • Youth Voice and Participation
  • Current Issues and Topics

Follow us around the state (and on Facebook for a chance to win $200)


The Fair Shot Texas Tour: (From Left) Texas AFT President Louis Malfaro, Ruben Cortez (SBOE candidate), Lupe Valdez (candidate for governor), Eric Holguin (candidate for U.S. Congress) and Corpus Christi AFT President Nancy Vera.

Texas AFT President Louis Malfaro joined candidates who support public education for a tour of Texas this week, on the road–and on TV, radio and social media–with stops in West Texas, the Valley and the Houston area. You can see all the action on our Facebook page. Follow us there and if you’re the 20,000th like, we’ll celebrate by awarding you a $100 gift card for you and $100 office supply card for your class.


 

Find discounted insurance that’s right for you


As an AFT member, you’re eligible for a wide range of insurance products to meet your needs. Be sure to check Union Plus to see how you can save money and gain peace of mind.

 

Retired, but looking to be a part of a movement to improve pensions and health care?

 

Join Retiree Plus!

Join Retired Plus now for just $2/month!

Texas AFT Retiree Plus is a newly formed group advocating for retired teachers and school employees in Texas, because retirees deserve a state organization that will stand strong to protect their pension and health care through TRS. Membership is open to any retired school employee. Texas AFT Retiree Plus focuses exclusively on educating members and lobbying the state Legislature about the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, protecting your pension and TRS-Care.

It is evident that retired school employees are facing rising medical costs and decreased benefits. Together, the organized effort of Texas AFT Retiree Plus can help deliver the respect all retirees deserve.

You are invited to join today. On-line membership is quick and easy. Moreover, at $2 monthly, we are keeping the needs and budgets of our retired members in mind. Membership comes with a quarterly electronic newsletter, information shared through social media, and the finest legislative advocacy.

Once you sign up, be sure and join our Facebook Group!


About this newsletter

Round-Up is the email newsletter from Texas AFT and is published every two weeks. You are on this list because you either subscribed, or you were added when you opted in participating in a Texas AFT action campaign. You may unsubscribe at any time with the link below, but we’d love to have you stay to hear more about our union, public education, and your profession.

Texas American Federation of Teachers represents more than 65,000 teachers, paraprofessionals, support personnel, and higher-education employees across the state. Texas AFT is affiliated with the 1.7-million-member American Federation of Teachers.

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