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Senate Committee Examines Corporate Tax Loopholes

Date: 
04/05/2013

From The Alton Daily News:

Senate Committee Looks at Loopholes

By Nick Gale, 4/5/13

CA/IL Co-Director Lynda DeLaforgue Joins Panel on Part-Time Workers' Struggles

Date: 
03/27/2013

From progressillinois.com:

Labor Advocates Hold Hearing To Address Part-Time Workers' Economic Struggles

by Ellyn Fortino
Tuesday March 26th, 2013

Citizen Action/Illinois and IARA Join with Federal Employees at Chicago Rally to Stop the Sequester

Date: 
03/21/2013

Citizen Action/Illinois and IARA Join with Federal Employees at Chicago Rally to Stop the Sequester

Sequester Cuts will Severely Impact Government Services to Public

Carolers urge Johnson to take a stance on fiscal cliff

Date: 
12/14/2012

From The News-Gazette:

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 5:14pm | Michael Kiser

Photo by John Dixon, The News-Gazette

Traditional holiday music had a political twist to it on Thursday at a local Congressman's office as lawmakers in Washington continue to try and reach a deal on the fiscal cliff.

Rep. Schakowsky, Local Leaders Call on Congress to End Bush Tax Cuts

Date: 
12/07/2012

Chicago, IL- Calling on Congress to end the Bush Tax Cuts for those making over $250K annually, Citizen Action/IL held a telephone conference featuring Rep. Jan Schakowsky on Saturday, December 1.  During the call a small business owner, senior citizen, home health care worker, teacher and front line organization discussed the impact the fiscal cliff and tax parity will have on their families and businesses.

Sign the Petition to End the Bush Tax Cuts for the top 2%

Date: 
11/21/2012

Congress has until December 31st to make a critical and historic choice. They can ask the richest 2% of Americans to pay their fair share, or they can put more money in wealthy pockets at the expense of the struggling middle class by allowing devastating automatic spending cuts to take effect. The best way to prevent these cuts from taking place is to repeal the Bush Tax Cuts for those making more than $250,000 a year. Take action now, tell Congress, loud and clear: Don’t give more tax breaks to people who don’t need them. 

"Fiscal Cliff" Notes

Date: 
11/20/2012

As Congress approaches the so-called "fiscal cliff" we wanted to bring some sanity in to the discussion. Below is a terrific 5-point guide to the fiscal showdown from MoveOn that cuts through the political noise, but before beginning a policy discussion, it's important to remember that we just had a general election, and elections have consequences. In the voting booth, Iowans and Americans spoke loud and clear in favor of raising revenue and creating jobs:

Join the Action - End the Bush tax cuts for the top two percent.

Date: 
11/20/2012

The election is over and it’s time to make it count. Grassroots power is not just for elections.

Congress has until December 31st to make a critical and historic choice. They can ask the richest 2% of Americans to pay their fair share, or they can put more money in wealthy pockets at the expense of the struggling middle class.

The Action is a grassroots movement that demands we face this crisis. There is too much money and power in too few hands and the system is rigged to keep it that way. It’s time to level the playing field. It’s time to make things right.

Citizen Action/Illinois Fights for Tax Fairness

Date: 
11/19/2012

Americans for Tax Fairness (ATF) is a diverse coalition of 220 national, state, and local organizations united in support of a tax system that works for all Americans. It has come together based on the belief that the country needs comprehensive, progressive tax reform that results in greater revenue to meet our growing needs. This starts by ending the Bush-era tax breaks for the richest 2 percent and by making critical investments that create and sustain jobs while taking a balanced approach to addressing America’s fiscal challenges.

In Springfield, no solutions

Date: 
06/04/2012

From Community Media Workshop:

In Springfield, no solutions

by Curtis Black

June 3, 2012

Sad to say, nothing they’re doing or talking about in the General Assembly will have a significant impact on the state’s chronic budget crisis.

Not draconian Medicaid cuts, not possible pension cuts or casino expansions.  The legislature is barking up the wrong trees, and doing it over and over.