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Lawmakers Join Drive to Cut Wasteful Tax Expenditures

Date: 
04/19/2013
WICS-TV: Coalition Pushes for Tax Loophole Closures

Backing legislation to eliminate wasteful tax expenditures in the FY2014 budget, more than a dozen state senators and representatives joined with Citizen Action/Illinois and other members of the Responsible Budget Coalition at an April 18 state Capitol news conference. 

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

Citizen Action/ Illinois Calls for Medicare Price Negotiations

Date: 
04/04/2013

Rockford, IL– On April 3, Citizen Action/IL and IARA stood with local seniors at a press conference to demand Congress lift the prohibition on Medicare price negotiations.  The press event was held at the historic Booker Washington Community Center in Rockford Illinois.  The groups announced their support for Senator Rockefeller's legislation to allow negotiations, which could save Illinois close to $3 Billion over ten years.  Also, they committed to keep the pressure on Congressional members in the area.

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

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

Citizens Tell Senator Kirk: Stand Up for IL Families, Support Balanced Resolution to Budget Sequester

Date: 
02/25/2013

[Springfield, IL] – On Thursday, February 21, Citizen Action/Illinois joined with the Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans, Illinois AFL-CIO, the Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities, NAACP and Action NOW for a press conference outside the Springfield office of Senator Mark Kirk.  Speakers highlighted the impact of $85 billion in across-the-board program cuts scheduled to take effect March 1 if Congress doesn’t resolve the debate over the budget sequester.

CA/IL Honors Carrigan and Lewis at Simon/Wellstone Awards

Date: 
03/19/2013

On March 18, Citizen Action/Illinois held the 8th Annual Senator Paul Simon/Senator Paul Wellstone Awards. CA/IL was proud to honor Michael Carrigan, President of the Illinois AFL-CIO with the Paul Simon Award and Karen Lewis, President of the Chicago Teachers Union with the Paul Wellstone Award for their leadership and dedication to fighting for working families. 

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.

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