Help IARA Pass the Workers' Rights Amendment & Elect Retiree Champions!

November 8th, 2022 is Election Day, and retirees will face important decisions on the ballot. IARA is calling on you to join us in organizing the power of the retiree vote this election by signing up to help mobilize your community

Join Us In Celebrating Our Movement

We’re inviting you to join your friends at Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans (IARA) as we present Roberta Lynch, Executive Director of AFSCME Council 31, with the 2022 Jerry Prete award at this year’s  Senior Power Celebration Luncheon on Tuesday, September 13th.
Where: 2880 E Cook St, Springfield. Virtual option available | When: Doors open at 11:30am. Program begins at 12:00pm. | RSVP: Click Here

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Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans
Illinois Alliance for Retired AmericansThursday, June 23rd, 2022 at 10:32pm
The Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans has had a super exciting first half of 2022 with some big wins and great momentum building into the November General Election.

Read about it in our summer 2022 President's Report where you'll also find a BIG announcement about our annual Senior Power Celebration.

Illinois.retiredamericans.org/2022/06/22/illinois-alliance-for-retired-americans-presidents-report-summer-2022/
Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans
Illinois Alliance for Retired AmericansMonday, June 20th, 2022 at 3:17pm
This Juneteenth, we celebrate the those who came before us, the legacy makers of today, and the generations that will carry the struggle onward.

"Lee, known as the Grandmother of Juneteenth, achieved her goal of making Juneteenth a federal holiday, but that doesn’t mean she is slowing down – as many who know her can attest. There’s more work to be done, she said, to use Juneteenth as an opportunity to educate, heal and solve many of the socioeconomic problems that disproportionately affect the Black community."

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2022/06/19/opal-lee-juneteenth-history-federal-holiday/9702846002/
Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans
Illinois Alliance for Retired AmericansMonday, June 13th, 2022 at 6:03pm
Sen. Bernie Sanders said it is "absurd that a billionaire in America today pays the same amount of Social Security taxes as someone making $147,000 a year."
Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans
Illinois Alliance for Retired AmericansWednesday, June 8th, 2022 at 6:08pm
The Alliance wishes all of our members a Happy Pride Month! More than three million lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender adults over the age of 50 live in the United States.

The National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging has resources available for LGBTQ+ adults, their families and caregivers. Established in 2010 through a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, it provides training, technical assistance and educational resources to LGBTQ+ organizations, care partners, community members, and the aging network.

“Pride Month is a reminder that all Americans of all ages want to live our lives with freedom and dignity,” said Robert Roach, Jr., President of the Alliance. “We are a diverse nation and that makes us stronger.”
Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans
Illinois Alliance for Retired AmericansThursday, May 26th, 2022 at 6:22pm
After winning their union in December, employees at Whiteside County Health Department are negotiating their first union contract! Go AFSCME bargaining team!!
Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans
Illinois Alliance for Retired AmericansTuesday, May 24th, 2022 at 12:05pm
Join the Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans and the National Education Association on this day of action to tell Congress to end the tax on educator requirements and repeal GPO & WEP.

Too many educators and public servants (more than 2.5 Million!) are deprived of their earned Social Security benefits.

Email Congress through this link
www.nea.org/RepealGPOWEP
or
Call your members of Congress at 855-980-7170

Comment below and let us know that you stand behind public servants, and made the call or sent an email!

#RepealGPOWEP