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  • IL Representative Lakesia Collins Awarded the Retiree Hero Award

    September 26, 2022:   [caption id="attachment_1048" align="alignleft" width="435"] IARA Board Members with award winners Representative Lakesia Collins and Beatrice Lumpkin[/caption]             Read More >

  • Meet IARA’s New Executive Director, Jesús Palafox

    July 21, 2022: The Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans is excited to announce the hiring of our new Executive Director, Jesús Palafox! Before joining the IARA, Jesús was the Regional Administrative Associate for the Midwest region of th Read More >

  • Join Us In Celebrating Our Movement

    July 15, 2022: 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 Read More >

  • 2022 National Meeting

    July 07, 2022: 2022 National Meeting You’re invited to join us on July 27-28, 2022 for the Alliance for Retired Americans quadrennial National Membership Meeting from 1 to 5 PM Eastern Time each day. The National Meeting will be cond Read More >

  • Government Watchdogs Attack Medicare Advantage for Denying Care and Overcharging

    June 30, 2022: Congress should crack down on Medicare Advantage health plans for seniors that sometimes deny patients vital medical care while overcharging the government billions of dollars every year, government watchdogs told a House panel Tu Read More >

  • Friday Alert

    June 24, 2022: Research Provides Further Evidence that Pensions are Superior to 401(k) Plans A new study by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College has found that retirees are exhausting their 401(k) savings at an alarming rate, Read More >

  • Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans President’s Report Summer 2022

    June 22, 2022: Fellow retiree leaders, the first half of 2022 has been an exciting time for the Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans. We hired a new organizer from Central Illinois, we helped mobilize to win big on pension funding and public Read More >

  • IARA Mobilizes to Repeal GPO & WEP

    May 25, 2022: The Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans joined national mobilizations, including the National Education Association for a day of action on May 24th, to call for the repeal of GPO & WEP. The Government Pension Offset (GP Read More >

  • IARA Hosts Older Americans Month 2022

    May 25, 2022: The Illinois Alliance for  Retired Americans hosted two great Older Americans Month Townhalls with Congresswoman Lauren Underwood and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky. As part of the event, we awarded these two champions Read More >

  • Illinois Seniors Win Big with Budget Victories

    April 19, 2022: The Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans is celebrating key victories passed in the Fiscal Year 2023 Budget passed by the Illinois General Assembly in April. Governor Pritzker signed a balanced budget that includes $1.8 bill Read More >

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