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Jacklyn Naughton – Illinois Federation of Teachers

  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 as a science teacher, where she was awarded the Ni... Read more

Jane Russell – West Suburban Teachers Union / Illinois Federation of Teachers

Jane Russell has been a champion for working people and public education for more than four decades. She is currently the Secretary Treasurer for the Illinois Federation of Teachers, the Secretary of the North Central Illinois Labor Council, has served as the President of the... Read more

Charlotte Sanders – Chicago Teachers Union

Charlotte Sanders was elected as an IARA Executive Board member at the 2021 Biennial Convention. An early childhood paraprofessional for 27 years, Charlotte continues to organize with the Chicago Teachers Union as a member of the CTU Retiree Standing Committee, and as a CTU Ret... Read more

John Murphy – Illinois Federation of Teachers, University Professionals of Illinois Local 4100

For 35 years, John Murphy was a professor of political science at Northwestern Illinois University.  John’s background includes  A.B (cum laude) Harvard, M.A., University of Chicago, Professor Emeritus,  Northeastern Illinois University, and Cpt. U.S Army Bronze Star for... Read more

Stephanie Collins – Chicago Metro Retirees

Stephanie Collins is the President of the Chicago Metro Retirees Chapter of the Alliance for Retired Americans, as well as the Chair of the Retiree Standing Committee of the Chicago Teachers Union, financial secretary for the CTU Black Caucus, and Vice President of Coalition of... Read more

URGENT: Take Action Now for Home & Community Based Care

  We are in the last stretch to win a $400 billion investment in America’s care system to ensure that older adults and people with disabilities, as well as the families and the professional caregivers that assist them, have access to the home and community based resourc... Read more

2021 IARA Virtual Convention

  Join grassroots leaders, activists, organizers from around the state for the 2021 Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans Biennial convention which will be held by virtually and by phone via Zoom on Wednesday September 29th starting at 10am. Featured in this year’s ... Read more

March On for Voter Rights Virtual Action

Join our livestream at 10am CST on Saturday, August 28, 2021, to witness a national day of action with marches on Washington, Atlanta, Miami, Houston, Phoenix and cities across America, and find out what you can do to stop voter suppression! Where to watch: https://www.fac... Read more

Power up for care

Join Our Mass Organizing Call Tuesday, August 24, 2021 8:00 PM -  9:00 PM ET We need Congress to seize this moment and deliver a $400 billion investment in home and community-based services (HCBS) -- an investment that will strengthen our care infrastructure by creating 1.... Read more