“Democracy is only as good as the education that surrounds it.” — Socrates
During the Texas legislative session that is currently underway, Our Webb County Democratic Party intends to focus on a legislative issue that is especially important to our Webb Community, an issue that sits very close to home.
Our first spotlight is on the critical need for a Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) for persons who retired under the Teacher Retirement System (TRS). There has not been a COLA for these retirees since 2004, and now that Texas is facing an unprecedented budgetary surplus, it’s high time that our legislators do the right thing for TRS retirees.
Our Goal: to educate and inform our Community, to urge them to speak out, to reach out to our legislators, especially Senator Judith Zaffirini, Representatives Richard Raymond and Tracy King, thanking them for their support and encouraging them to continue fighting for the millions of TRS retirees who urgently need their help.
Read the Laredo Morning Times Letter to the Editor here: