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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2014 All Arizona School Retirees Convention
When: June 3-4, 2014
Where: Embassy Suites, 2577 W. Greenway Rd., Phoenix, AZ

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AASRA 2014 Awards Nomination Forms


 

AASRA News:

2014 AASRA Fall Newsletter

2014 AASRA Spring Newsletter

2014 AASRA Winter Newsletter

AASRA 2013 Convention Highlights!

2013 AASRA Fall Newsletter

2013 AASRA Spring Newsletter

2013 AASRA Winter Newsletter

2012 AASRA Fall Newsletter

2012 AASRA Spring Newsletter

2012 AASRA Winter Newsletter

2011 AASRA Fall Newsletter

2011 AASRA Spring Newsletter

2011 AASRA Winter 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 of 2012-2013

The AASRA State Board approved the following legislative priorities on September 24, 2012. The Legislative Team members include: Sigrid Whitman, Chair, David Black, Virginia Brant, Joe Carter, Don Ritchie, and Mary Anne Vath, Members.

 

1)      Contact and visit with as many legislators as possible, on our legislative priorities.
 

2)      Maintain our reporting system with all the units, including Legislative contacts and/or Unit Presidents.

3)      Our main priority is to protect our Defined Benefit pensions and to do anything we can to help strengthen them. Lobby and inform 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.

4)      Work for anti-voucher legislation in education, and for more funding for education, including full funding of the inflation factor already in law. 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).
 

5)      Work to provide educational infrastructure and safety programs for schools, including School Resource Officers (SRO), and to restore funding for the School Facilities Board, already in state law.
 

6)      Work against any TABOR-like (Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights) issues that might come up again in the Legislature.
 

7)      Promote restoration and budget increases for human services such as: caregiving funds, funds for children and families, funds for grandparents bringing up grandchildren, and funding for AHCCCS (Medicaid).

 

Sigrid Whitman, Legislative Chair