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Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans (IARA) releases 2013 Congressional Scorecard.

Date: 
09/16/2014

IARA's 2013 Congressional Scorecard is a special report on legislation vital to America’s retirees. This voting record reflects how committed our elected representatives are to retirees and older Americans.  Use it to educate yourself on where your elected officials stand.

Alliance for Retired Americans - Congressional Voting Scorecard

Date: 
05/20/2013

 

On May 20, the Alliance for Retired Americans released a Congressional Voting Scorecard, which grades every U.S. Senator and Representative on key legislation affecting current and future retirees.

   to see the scorecard.

Seniors and Advocates Protest Elimination of Illinois Cares Rx

Date: 
05/30/2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   May 30, 2012

Contact: Lynda DeLaforgue, Co-director Citizen Action/IL: 312.427.2114 x202

Seniors and Advocates to Protest Elimination of Illinois Cares Rx 

Groups Call on Governor Quinn to Restore or Delay Cuts to Critical Program for 160,00 Illinoisans

Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans rally in Springfield to save prescription drug program for seniors and disabled

Date: 
05/17/2012

From The Register-Mail, Galesburg.com:

May 16, 2012

Outraged seniors dump ‘survival kits’ at Quinn’s door

Protesters denounce cuts to programs

Support the Cigarette Tax to Stop Medicaid Cuts - Read the Cigarette Tax Fact Sheet

Date: 
05/01/2012

Right now, the Governor's office and leadership are debating the future of Medicaid and other critical safety net programs.  While the budget crisis is daunting, there is one solution that takes a huge step towards fixing this problem: The cigarette tax.

Read the Fact Sheet Below

CIGARETTE TAX WILL ELIMINATE 26% OF THE BUDGET PROBLEM.

Medicaid is facing devastating cuts without additional funding!

     - Medicaid current budget shortfall: $2.7 billion

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Protesters fight Medicaid cuts at Ill. Capitol

Date: 
04/26/2012

 

From WJBC AM 1230 FM 93.7 and wjbc.com:

Protesters fight Medicaid cuts at Ill. Capitol

By: Alex Degman  |  April 25, 2012

SPRINGFIELD — As talks about deep Medicaid cuts pick up steam, so are the buses carrying people protesting them.

Dozens of people came to the Capitol Wednesday to protest what they say are unfair and inhumane cuts to the Medicaid program.

Keep Illinois Medicaid Strong - Fact Sheet

Date: 
04/17/2012

Read the fact sheet below for important information on keeping Illinois Medicaid strong:

 

Enthusiastic Crowd Rallys at Social Security Office to Prevent Cuts

Date: 
07/22/2011

On July 21st, over 150 people gathered outside of the Social Security Main Offices in downtown Chicago to call a stop to the proposed cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and the Affordable Care Act.  Enthusiastic clergy, senior citizens, disabled Americans, and youth made sure folks in the Social Security offices, as well as the Senatorial offices across the street, heard loud and clear "Hands Off"! 

Fact Sheet for Illinois Cares Rx Changes

Date: 
07/13/2011

 

Click below to review the fact sheet for the Illinois Cares Rx changes: