In my blog earlier this week, I wrote about one of the countless cases that have left retirees who dedicated our lives to serving the children of this state unable to pay for the healthcare we were promised throughout our careers and when we signed our retirement papers. A book could be compiled of these cases, and it is only the end of March.
Today, I received the best news I have heard since January 1. Not one but TWO Texas legislators, Rep. Terry Canales and Sen. Jose Menendez, have STEPPED UP TO THE PLATE by formally asking Gov. Greg Abbott to call a Special Session to address our healthcare!
|Rep. Terry Canales|
|Sen. Jose Menendez|
Here is Rep. Canales' letter:
(I will post Sen. Menendez's letter as soon as I receive it.)
I had not realized just how much the stories from public school retirees across the state had affected me until I read Rep. Canales' letter. The tears have not yet subsided. FINALLY, two of our elected officials heard our pleas and made the decision to do something about it.
I, and others, have asked how WE can help Rep. Canales and Sen. Menendez in their efforts to get Gov. Abbott to call a Special Session. Stay tuned for our CALL TO ACTION.
In the meantime, I don't have the words to express my sincere, heartfelt gratitude.