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VIDEO: Legislators must act now to save our state

Date: 
04/23/2010
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The following statewide ad, produced by the Responsible Budget Coalition, calls for the public to contact their legislators to demand a responsible state budget. Devastating cuts to teachers, police, and help for seniors will continue without immediate action from the General Assembly.

VIDEO: "Save our State" rally

Date: 
04/21/2010
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15,000 people rallied at the state Capitol in Springfield to "Save our State," urging lawmakers to raise revenues to balance the budget and fund vital state services.

VIDEO: Health care reform victory celebration

Date: 
04/06/2010
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On April 6 at the Chicago Temple, Citizen Action/Illinois joined Senator Dick Durbin, the Campaign for Better Health Care, MoveOn, SEIU, and health care activists from across the region in celebrating our nation's historic health care reform victory.

VIDEO: Congressman Foster is on our side

Date: 
03/25/2010
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Health reform has passed! Congressman Bill Foster voted for it - showing that he's on our side, not on the side of the insurance companies. The ad is airing in Congressman Foster's district to thank him for his historic vote.

Over 300 health care supporters overwhelm 'tea party' protestors

Date: 
03/16/2010

HCAN Illinois learned of another "tea party" event outside the office of health care supporter Rep. Melissa Bean in Schaumburg, Illinois. HCAN and IMSA leaders, Organizing for America activists, 8th District voters and supporters of health care reform quickly mobilized in response. Over 300 people to show support for Rep. Bean and health care reform.

Women leaders: "We will not be silent, we must have action" to enact a responsible budget

Date: 
03/15/2010
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On March 15, women leaders gathered in Chicago to call for comprehensive reform to solve the state budget crisis. They demanded that state leaders prevent further destabilization of the economy and job loss, and adequately fund the vital services that Illinois women, families and their communities need now more than ever.

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.

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.

Health Care Victory! Thank You!

Date: 
03/22/2010

On Sunday, March 21, a comprehensive health care bill, already approved by the Senate, was passed by the House. The bill will give health care to 32 million Americans and save over 30,000 lives per year. And it will regulate the insurance companies so they can no longer deny care for pre-existing conditions, charge you more if you're sick, put limits on your benefits, or increase rates with impunity.

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.

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