Advocacy: A Crucial Component of UCLARA
Advocacy is an important component of the UCLARA mission. We advocate for our members, to protect and enhance retiree benefits. We also advocate on behalf of UCLA and the UC system.
UCLARA works closely with the Council of University of California Retiree Associations (CUCRA), which was established in 1993 as the voice of University retirees. CUCRA, UCLARA, other UC campuses and laboratories monitor discussions that take place at the Office of the President about retiree health and other benefits. CUCRA also participates in a continuing dialog with UC leadership that has resulted in:
UCLARA also works with UCLA Government and Community Relations. This unit coordinates with the campus community, the University of California, and national, state and local governmental entities to generate support for UCLA's interests. A good example is the annual UC Advocacys Day in Sacramento. Retirees go with students, faculty, staff and alumni to blanket the capitol and speak with legislators representing Southern California.