FROM THE CHAIR
From the Chair:
As I write this article, it is cold and snowy, quite similar to what we sometimes receive in the statehouse while lobbying ... a COLD shoulder and a SNOW job. Nevertheless, I for one, will try again and again on issues that are so vital to all retired members: the COLA, charter school expansion, more and more vouchers, ad nauseam. I can't roll over and play dead and you
can't either. Your presence is needed every time ISTA has a lobby day; your emails, calls and face-to-face at home are needed. You vote; you are a constituent in your district and you have every right to speak up. Do NOT be intimidated ... listen to me ... educators
intimidated? I think not! Fill a car, show up on February 10 and 24, March 3 and 17. Make your voice heard. Our Indiana students and educators are hurting. Be bold and dynamic! Indiana's future depends on us, experienced educators who still care enough to act!
ISTA Retired Chair
ISTA-Retired, the association for retired educators, retired education personnel and active/retired members of the Indiana State Teachers Association, makes it possible for ALL educational employees to preserve and improve retirement, pension, COLA, and health benefits and to impact public education in Indiana and in the nation.
ISTA-Retired is an affiliate of the NEA-Retired. Membership in ISTA-Retired is also membership in NEA-Retired. As an ISTA-Retired/NEA-Retired member, you maintain your influence and a strong relationship with ISTA/NEA political voices.
Membership in ISTA Retired helps Hoosier educators maintain their influence and strong relationship with ISTA/NEA political voices.
For additional information on ISTA Retired Membership, contact Craig Blume, ISTA Staff Coordinator, 1-800-382-4037 Ext. 3305