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HCAN leaders drown out 'Tea Party' protestors at Rep. Bean's office

Date: 
03/11/2010

At noon on March 11, 80 HCAN and OFA leaders waved signs and chanted outside Representative Melissa Bean’s district office in Schaumburg. 23 Tea Party members tried in vain to compete. HCAN and OFA urged Rep. Bean to continue to support health care reform.

VIDEO: 'Stop Big Insurance' Rally in Washington D.C.

Date: 
03/09/2010
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On March 9,  thousands of people performed a citizens' arrest of the insurance companies as they were meeting in Washington, DC to plot to kill health reform. Among the speakers featured in the video are William McNary, Co-Director of Citizen Action/Illinois and President of USAction.

Durbin to insurance companies: 'Party's Over'

Date: 
03/07/2010

David Kogan (DKP Image + Media, Chicago) is a small business owner and a steering committee member of the Illinois Main Street Alliance.

By Erika Slife

Join the call for a responsible budget!

Date: 
03/03/2010

Make your voice heard—join Citizen Action/Illinois and the Responsible Budget Coalition in the call for raising revenue by making a comment on Governor Quinn's budget website.

It's easy to make your voice heard now!

* Stress the need for tax reform like House Bill 174. It will raise adequate revenue for essential services (like education, health care, human services, public safety, etc.) and make taxes fairer.

On eve of White House summit, hundreds rally to demand reform

Date: 
02/24/2010

300 local business owners, union members, families and activists gathered at the Chicago Temple on the eve of the President Obama’s White House Health Care Summit. 

VIDEO: "We Can't Wait" Rally

Date: 
02/17/2010
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On February 17, 3,500 Illinoisans gathered in the State Capital in Springfield to rally for a responsible budget that fully funds the needs of state residents. Speakers in the video footage include: Maria Whelan, President of Illinois Action for Children; Ken Swanson, President of the Illinois Education Association; State Rep. David Miller; State Sen. Donnie Trotter; William McNary, Co-Director of Citizen Action/Illinois.

No More Excuses! Health Care Reform Now!

Date: 
02/16/2010

Over 150 local business owners and families gathered in front of Aetna Insurance headquarters to protest their announcement to drop another 650,000 clients “to meet profit expectations.”  They discussed how that impacts the health of Illinois families and the Illinois economy, and publicized the release of an HCAN report, Health Insurers Break Profit Records as 2.7 Million Lose Their Insurance.

VIDEO: No more excuses! Thousands die while Congress delays

Date: 
02/16/2010
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HCAN, the Illinois Main Street Alliance, and Citizen Action/Illinois rallied in front of Aetna to call attention to the insurers announcement that they will drop another 650,000 policy holders to "meet profit expectations."