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Obama: Discrimination against jobless "makes absolutely no sense."

Date: 
09/21/2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aug. 30, 2011

Contact: David Elliot, USAction
202.263.4567, 202-607-7036 (cell)
 
OBAMA: DISCRIMINATION AGAINST JOBLESS ‘MAKES ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE’
 
PRESIDENT’S COMMENTS COME AFTER USACTION LAUNCHES ONLINE CAMPAIGN TO STOP HIRING DISCRIMINATION

 
Washington, D.C. – Last month, USAction launched an online petition campaign aimed at companies that refuse to consider hiring unemployed workers, a perverse form of discrimination in today’s economy.
 

Citizen Action/Illinois Stands with Congresswoman Schakowsky to Support Job Creation Legislation

Date: 
08/11/2011

Schakowsky Announces Bill to Create 2.2 Million Jobs

“Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act” Estimated to Lower Unemployment Rate by 1.3%

 CHICAGO, IL (August 10, 2011) – Today Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), a member of President Obama’s 18-member Fiscal Commission, announced she will introduce the Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act, a cost-effective plan to put over 2 million people to work for two years.

Rep Schakowsky Talks Social Security with Illinois Progressive Organizations

Date: 
06/10/2011

On Friday, June 10th, Representative Schakowsky joined 17 organizations at a meeting sponsored by Citizen Action/Illinois.  The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the current attacks on Social Security and determine what can be done to stop cuts to this and other critical programs including Medicare.  

In attendance:

New York Times OpEd

Date: 
01/21/2011

New York Times

The New York Times Editorial Page discusses the recent budget passed by the Illinois Legislature:

 http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/17/opinion/17mon1.html

 

McNary Speaks at DC at Rally for the Unemployed

Date: 
10/18/2010

Our very own William McNary, co-director of Citizen Action/Illinois and President of USAction, spoke at this year's Jobs Rally for the Unemployed, an event preceding last month's very successful One Nation Working Together March in Washington, DC. Below are a few excerpts from said speech:

VIDEO: Responsible Budget Coalition calls for "leadership, not politics"

Date: 
05/18/2010
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On May 18, the Responsible Budget Coalition held a series of eight press conferences across the state to remind lawmakers that citizens aren't satisfied with the stop-gap budget proposals that are being discussed in Springfield. Labor union officials, community organizations, service providers, and teachers called on legislators to end the political games in the capitol and pass a responsible budget. This footage is from the press conference held in Chicago.