STATE AND NATIONAL ADVOCACY

As Texas’ leading educators’ association, our advocacy efforts carry significant weight with legislators. We take your voice to the Capitol, expertly advocating for your priorities and rights at the state and national levels. ATPE’s experienced lobbyists are nonpartisan and focus only on public education in Texas, not outside issues.

We know our members care deeply about Texas public education. ATPE provides opportunities to get involved and effect change yourself. We provide ongoing training in effective political involvement, plus the option to meet with lawmakers during Lobby Day and participate in ATPE-PAC, our nonpartisan political action committee.

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Teach the Vote

Visit ATPE’s advocacy website to read the latest news from the 84th Texas Legislature and education developments in Washington, DC. Sign up for weekly email updates to stay informed.

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Social Security

Many educators in Texas have been misinformed or are unaware of Social Security laws that can affect their retirement. The following questions and answers present the facts about Texas educators and Social Security.

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Teacher Retirement System

The Teacher Retirement System (TRS) provides lifetime retirement benefits to all eligible public school employees in Texas through a defined benefit plan.

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