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 Tuesday.
Witnesses ...Read more >
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 investment in care i...Read more >
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 (GPO) reduces the Socia...Read more >
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 billion in tax relief, a...Read more >
April 13, 2022:
People’s beliefs about aging have a profound impact on their health, influencing everything from their memory and sensory perceptions to how well they walk, how fully they recover from disabling illness, and how long they live.
When aging is...Read more >
March 16, 2022: 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 Illino...Read more >
March 09, 2022:
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 M...Read more >
February 24, 2022:
Late one night in January, Jonathan Coffino, 78, turned to his wife as they sat in bed. “I don’t know how much longer I can do this,” he said, glumly.
Coffino was referring to the caution that’s come to define his life during t...Read more >
February 11, 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 b...Read more >
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 keeping safe amidst ...Read more >