Millions of Illinois workers struggle to build retirement savings. The tides started to change when former Governor Pat Quinn signed the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program into law. Private sector employers with 25 or more employees who do not offer a retirement savings option will automatically enroll workers into the Secure Choice plan. Employees will fund their Roth IRA accounts through payroll deductions. This achievement could not have been accomplished without the dedicated work of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights, a leader in the Secure Choice campaign. Secure Choice’s influence is growing across the country.
At Woodstock Institute’s 2015 Community Investment Awards, we will present Heartland Alliance with a Community Investment Award for their work to advance retirement security. Heartland Alliance is one of the leading anti-poverty organizations, with 125 years of service. Heartland Alliance works with both policymakers and communities to ensure action is taken to curb poverty. Woodstock proudly worked with Heartland Alliance on the Secure Choice program, which will provide access to an employment-based retirement savings plan for up to 2.5 million Illinois workers.
We hope you join us at the 2015 Community Investment Awards to honor Heartland Alliance’s contributions to this effort.
The Early Bird rate for the Community Investment Awards ends on April 14! Don’t miss it—please register now.