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  • Pass Build Back Better for Seniors!

    December 30, 2021:   On November 19th, 2021, the House voted 220-213 to pass the Build Back Better Act, H.R. 5376, sending President Biden’s sweeping plan to invest in middle class families and expand long-awaited social programs to the Read More >

  • Presidents Report – Winter 2022

    December 30, 2021:   Fellow retiree leaders, 2021 was an exciting & challenging year of growth for the Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans. Our nimble & careful approach enabled us to remain effective in building our power while Read More >

  • Update: 2021 IARA Biennial Convention

    December 30, 2021: This year IARA held our Biennial Convention virtually, electing our board of directors, & featuring movement leaders on the challenges & opportunities for the labor movement & retirees. Speakers included Illinois AFL-C Read More >

  • Watch: 2021 Senior Power Celebration

    December 27, 2021:   We are proud to have honored Speaker Emanuel "Chris" Welch with the 2021 Jerry Prete Award at this year's IARA 2021 Senior Power Celebration for his accomplished leadership and steadfast commitment to seniors, workers, a Read More >

  • Drunita Steward – Chicago Teachers Union

    December 10, 2021: Drunita Steward taught secondary mathematics  for over 35 years and has served as a Chicago Teachers Union delegate for over 45 years both as an Active Teacher and a Retired Teacher. Her roles at CTU include District Supervis Read More >

  • Gail Donnelly Bader, YWCA of Southwest Illinois

    December 10, 2021: Gail Donnelly Bader spent her career in law. She received her B.S. Central Michigan University; JD Washington University at St. Louis (Order of the Coif) and has been the recipient of the  Woman of DIstinction award and the Jos Read More >

  • Scott Marshall – SOAR

    December 09, 2021: Scott Marshall spent his career in manufacturing and is the International Vice President of the Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees. Scott is committed to justice, and anti-racist action spurring from his early involv Read More >

  • Miller Rodgers – UAW Local 6

    December 09, 2021: Miller Rodgers worked as an assembler, repairman, and in maintenance at the International Harvester Company diesel engine plant in Melrose Park, where he was a proud member of United Auto Workers Local 6. For more than 15 year Read More >

  • 2021 Virtual Senior Power Celebration

    November 20, 2021: We’re inviting you to join your friends at Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans (IARA) as we present Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives Emanuel “Chris” Welch with the 2021 Jerry Prete award at this year’ Read More >

  • Jacklyn Naughton – Illinois Federation of Teachers

    October 11, 2021:   Jacklyn Naughton is the Secretary of the Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans, as well as the Retiree Chair for the North Suburban Teachers Union. She has her MS in Cellular and Molecular Biology and spent her career Read More >

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