February 11, 2022
Take Action to Win for Retirees and Working Families in 2022!
November 8th, 2022 is Election Day, and retirees and working families will face important decisions on the ballot. The Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans 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 to vote for candidates, and a historic amendment to the state constitution, that are key to advancing our mission of retirement with dignity and economic security for every worker.
With the PRO Act, voting rights, and the future of our earned benefits programs on the line, key congressional races throughout the state are critical for the entire nation. On the state level, races for the General Assembly, Governor, and the Illinois Supreme Court will direct the course our state will take as we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis and the attempts to undermine unions, workers, and our civil liberties.
One of the most important decisions Illinoisans will face on their ballots this year will be the Workers’ Rights Amendment (WRA).
The Workers’ Rights Amendment, also known as Senate Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment 11, would increase the power of workers and protect democracy by amending the Illinois Constitution to guarantee the fundamental right to unionize and collectively bargain. If passed by voters, the WRA would prevent Illinois from passing any state law or local ordinance “that interferes with, negates, or diminishes the right of employees to organize and bargain collectively over their wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment and workplace safety.” This means WRA would permanently ban the passage of any so-called “right-to-work” laws in our state, which are designed to reduce worker rights and benefit big corporations.
Sign up here to help the Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans win passage of the Workers’ Rights Amendment and elect champions of workers and retirees: tinyurl.com/IARA2022