Retirement Marks a New Era, And AASRA Welcomes You!

 Become involved in your future by joining an organization that  is working to
 protect and improve
your retirement - AASRA!

 Select the links on the left to learn more about AASRA, membership information,
 benefits of being a member, and unit information.

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Mark Your Calendar for the
2015 AASRA State Convention
The conference will be held at the Embassy Suites North Phoenix on
June 2-3, 2015

Click here for the registration form.

AASRA 2015 Award Nomination Forms


2015 AASRA Fall Newsletter

2015 AASRA Spring Newsletter

2015 AASRA Winter Newsletter

2014 AASRA Fall Newsletter

2014 AASRA Spring Newsletter

AASRA Advocacy

Welcome to the AASRA Advocacy Website. The All Arizona School Retirees Association (AASRA) seeks to keep members informed and help them advocate effectively on issues that affect retirees and public education. Of particular concern are:

 1. Issues affecting retirement: pensions (ASRS), social security, health plan  benefits

 2. Issues regarding senior health and well-being: community services, security from abuse,
     exploitation, etc.

 3. Issues affecting public education, students and educators

to Defend Our Pension -  AASRA ADVOCACY IN ACTION

Legislative Priorities

The AASRA State Board approved the following legislative priorities on November 10, 2014.  The Legislative Team members include: Sigrid Whitman (Chair),  Virginia Brant, Joe Carter, Jan Lindsey, and Don Ritchie.

1.      Protect our Defined Benefit pensions and to do anything we can to help strengthen them. This is our main priority. We will also focus on any items that have to do with the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS), such as: the Permanent Benefit Increase (PBI) and our
health insurance.

2.      Work for anti-voucher legislation in education, and for more funding for education. Work on recognition by the Legislature of professional standards for public education. Work for issues that will improve the integrity of public education (including K-12, community colleges, and the universities).

3.      Work against any TABOR-like issues that might come up again in the Legislature (TABOR stands for Taxpayer's Bill of Rights).  Several legislators have promoted similar legislation under different names here in Arizona, but luckily, so far, this has failed.

4.      Work against any legislation that promotes excessive interest rates, especially pay-day loans and title loans.

5.      Promote restoration and budget increases for human services (such as care giving funds and funds for children and families).