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
2016 AASRA State Convention
The conference will be held at the
Four Points Hotel 2532 W. Peoria Ave. Phoenix, AZ
n June 7- 8, 2016

Click here for your registration packet
The packet includes the schedule and registration form.

AASRA 2015 Award Nomination Forms


2016 AASRA Spring Newsletter

2016 AASRA Winter Newsletter

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 following legislative priorities are being submitted to the AASRA State Board by the Legislative Team for their approval at the first meeting of the year on Monday, September 28,2015. The Legislative Team is mad up of the following: Joe Carter, Chair, Don Ritchie, Jerry Holmes, and Janet Fee, Members.

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 lncrease (PBl). (Nothing will be done about the PBI this year, or until the economy improves, but we will be monitoring it; and our health insurance.


2. Work for anti-voucher legislation in education, and for more funding for education (including K-12, community colleges, and the universities.


3. Work against any TABOR-like issues that might come up again the Legislature (TABOR stands for Taxpayer's Bill of Rights). This sounds very good and it was tried in Colorado, but they limited the budget so

much that they didn't have enough funding for education (K-12 and higher education), transportation infrastructure and services for children and seniors. 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 payday loans and title loans.

5. Promote restoration and budget increases for human services (such as caregiving funds, funds for children, seniors, and families).