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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

March 20, 2013 - Over 150 people marched in Chicago on a cold and windy day to demand Congress stop the sequester.  Citizen Action/Illinois joined with IARA, AFGE, CLF, AFL-CIO and other partners in labor to march and rally in front of the Federal Building.  Chants and speeches filled the square as labor leaders and front line organizations warned the sequestration is neither good for the economy nor good for elected officials.

"The wealthiest Americans and largest corporations are paying the least since the 1940s" Citizen Action/Illinois' John Gaudette told the crowd.  "All of us here today paid our fair share, because we are dedicated to improving America.  Where are the corporations and the rich?"