The IRTA Political Action Committee (IRTAPAC) is a voluntary not-for-profit, unincorporated association established in the State of Illinois. IRTAPAC is organized to protect, preserve and improve benefits for individuals receiving a pension from the Illinois Teachers’ Retirement System. IRTAPAC funds are used to support candidates for political office. These candidates support IRTA members and the issues important to you. Contributions to IRTAPAC will be used to enhance political awareness of IRTA members and increase their contacts with elected officials and candidates.
- IRTAPAC is the political advocacy arm for you, your pension and your healthcare benefits. Together, we form the foundation upon which IRTA member-retirees build relationships.
- IRTAPAC exists to elect, educate and build rapport with legislators and officials who understand the important role pensions and healthcare benefits are to our retired public state educators.
- IRTAPAC provides campaign financing to officeholders and candidates who are concerned about and committed to fulfilling all promised benefits.
- IRTAPAC board members determine which candidates to support based on qualifications, knowledge, sensitivity and responsiveness to retired educator issues.