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2022 National Meeting

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 conducted virtually via the Zoom platform and it is fr... Read more

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IARA Hosts Older Americans Month 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 of seniors with the 2022 Alliance for Retired Amer... Read more

Meet IARA’s New Organizer: Krystle Able

The Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans is pleased to announce the newest member of our team, Krystle Able. Krystle joins us as an organizer and will be a major asset to our important work in 2022.  Krystle is an organizer from Central Illinois whose background includes ... Read more


Connect with your legislators using this hotline provided  by AFSCME Council 31 for anyone to use: 877.890.2056 Tell them: “Do the right thing now! Support the plan for an additional $500 million payment toward the state’s pension debt. On Monday, March 8th, retired teac... Read more

President Biden Addresses Retirees’ Needs at State of the Union

For Immediate Release March 2, 2022 Contact: David Blank – 202/637-5275 or   President Biden Addresses Retirees’ Needs at State of the Union: Lower Prescription Drug Prices, Voting Rights, Safer Nursing Homes The following statement... Read more

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 ... Read more

Pass Build Back Better for Seniors!

  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 U.S. Senate. The much anticipated bill lingered... Read more

Presidents Report – Winter 2022

  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 keeping safe amidst new COVID-19 variants. &nbs... Read more