Barbara Easterling President

As president of the 4 million-member Alliance for Retired Americans, Barbara J. Easterling leads a grassroots organization that educates and mobilizes retirees for progressive campaigns at the federal, state, and local levels. Easterling led the Alliance
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Richard Fiesta Executive Director

Richard Fiesta is the Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans. He had been the Director of the Government and Political Affairs Department at the Alliance since 2001.
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Ruben Burks Secretary-Treasurer

Secretary-Treasurer Ruben Burks has helped the Alliance grow to its current 27 active State Alliances. Traveling thousands of miles on behalf of the Alliance, Burks, who served as United Auto Workers (UAW) secretary-treasurer from 1998 to 2002, advocates
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Liz Shuler Executive Vice President

Elizabeth “Liz” Shuler became the first woman ever elected Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO when she was voted into office by acclamation at the Federation’s 26th convention on September 16, 2009.
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Judy Cato Executive Vice President

A tremendously energetic and passionate activist, Cato joined the Board of the Alliance for Retired Americans in 2001. She managed the Council House National Council of Senior Citizens senior facility in Marlow Heights, Maryland, having served on several
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