Dear MRTA Members:
It is time and appropriate to say THANK YOU, A "CALL TO ACTION."
We have been successful this past legislative session in stopping legislation detrimental to our retirement system/ pension benefits and to the profession of teaching. THANK YOU for "showing up" with your participation in MRTA Legislative Day and for gathering petition signatures in opposition to Senator Lamping's retirement legislation. Each and every one of you are appreciated.
NOW, it is also time to say THANK YOU to those Legislators who supported our views and efforts.
First, please send a short THANK YOU e-mail to your own State Representative who voted against (NO Votes) HB 631 and the House Committee Substitute for SB 125. Click here for the House vote on HB 631. Click here for the House vote on HCS for SB 125. These bills were the so-called "reform" bills dealing with teacher pay connected to test scores, tenure, RIF, etc. MRTA opposed these bills. A NO vote is one in support of educators and public education and was done against the will of House Leadership.
SUGGESTED NOTE: Dear Representative XXXX: THANK YOU for your support of public education, teachers, and education retirees with your NO vote on HB 631 and or HCS SB 125. Then state that you are an MRTA member, voter within their district and include your name and address.
Second, there were those elected officials who truly led the way in supporting public education and preservation of our public pension. I am asking each of you to send a short e-mail to the elected officials listed below saying THANK YOU for your support of public education, teachers, and education retirees. Then state that you are an MRTA member and include your name and address.
Sen. David Pearce (R) - 21 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Gary Romine (R) - 3 - email@example.com
Sen. Jay Wasson (R) - 20 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Tom Dempsey (R) - 23 - email@example.com
Sen. Chappelle-Nadal (D) - 14 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Mike Lair (R) - 7 - email@example.com
Rep. Mike Leara (R) - 96 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Mike Thomson (R) - 1 - email@example.com
Rep. Denny Hoskins (R) - 54 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Jeff Messenger (R) - 130 - email@example.com
Rep. Lyle Rowland (R) - 155 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Elaine Gannon (R) - 115 - email@example.com
Rep. Genise Montecillo (D) - 92 firstname.lastname@example.org