We must pass legislation to merge TRS with the State Employee Retirement System (ERS). And we must fully fund the retirement system to ensure solvency and stability. Teachers are afraid that they may have worked 20, 30 or even 40 years in a career they love only to not be able to trust their retirement will be there for them or that it will be adequate to live on. The State of Texas must fulfill its promises to Texas teachers, and that means securing our retirement system. If you agree that this petition item needs to be addressed by the 86th Legislators please sign the petition.