April 07, 2014: House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled a Republican budget on April Fools’ Day that once again proposes privatizing Medicare and turning it into a voucher system, while lowering tax rates on the wealthy and corporations.
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February 20, 2014: The following statement was issued today by Barbara Franklin, President of the Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans:
“We are thrilled with reports that President Obama heard Alliance members from across the country and removed the chained CPI...Read more >
January 22, 2014: As I hope you know, you have been part of a successful effort to prevent major cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Your help is much appreciated.
In November, a number of grass-roots organizations came together and presented Congress...Read more >
December 30, 2013: Your $800 increase in Social Security benefits is at stake.
The Strengthening Social Security Act has been introduced into Congress to increase the average Social Security benefit by $800 annually.
It will also improve the Cost of Living adjust...Read more >
December 04, 2013: We believe that all Americans deserve to retire with dignity. That's why we've long supported strengthening Social Security and Medicare.
Through these programs, we have been able to lift millions out of poverty and provide affordable, high qualit...Read more >
October 17, 2013: Yesterday, the House and Senate agreed to a deal to fund the government through January 15, and to raise the debt ceiling through February 7. This is great news and your engagement helped make it happen! Congratulations and thank you.
Over the pas...Read more >
October 09, 2013: All across the country, Americans are fed up with the government shutdown. Your U.S. Representative’s vote could be the difference between ending the shutdown with a “grand bargain” that dismantles our retirement security inch by inch, or prote...Read more >
October 01, 2013: Today’s government shutdown by Republicans turns Americans, including seniors, into hostages.
Despite the fact that health care reform was voted on in Congress, signed into law by President Obama in 2010, and also ratified once again by the Amer...Read more >
August 05, 2013:
The Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans is excited to announce that our 6th Constitutional Convention will be held on Wednesday, September 4th from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the UAW Pat Greathouse Center in Ottawa. The convention will include informa...Read more >
August 02, 2013: Join the rally outside of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) conference on August 8th in Chicago to expose their dangerous agenda that exploits working families and protects major corporations and CEO's.
ALEC is behind some of the w...Read more >