CalRTA has come so far … what began as a small group of teachers fighting for better pensions has grown into our current statewide organization with more than 44,000 members.
Advocacy remains the key to protecting and enhancing the benefits of California’s retired educators.
At the grassroots, CalRTA’s division-level Legislation Committees work with local Assembly, Senate and Congressional members to protect and improve teacher pensions. The state Legislation Committee reviews all proposed legislation and makes recommendations for support or opposition to the state Board of Directors, which takes final action.
A professional legislative advocate represents CalRTA in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.
Through Advocacy Days, district visits, letter-writing campaigns and other political tactics, CalRTA maintains a strong presence in legislative activities affecting teacher retirement and public education.