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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:

June Diesel Update

Date: 
06/10/2011

Summer is finally here and with construction season in full effect, it's time for our June Update.

The Clean Construction Act of 2011 is Introduced!

Just last month, Senator Carper (D - DE) introduced the Clean Construction Act of 2011! As we've mentioned, the bill incorporates the use of cleaner construction equipment - such as front-end loaders, diggers, and earth movers - on federally-funded transportation projects in particulate matter non-attainment areas.

Lawyers and Lobbyists Against Patients and Nurses at Oak Forest Hospital Hearing

Date: 
04/25/2011

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Cook County Pushes to Close Oak Forest, Leaving Residents to Fend for Themselves
 

William McNary's Letter to the Editor on Oak Forest Hospital - Chicago Tribune

Date: 
04/25/2011

 

Read William McNary's letter to the editor in the Chicago Tribune, April 22, 2011, regarding the closure of Oak Forest Hospital:

 

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/letters/chi-110422mcnary_briefs,0,6044590.story

 

 

Illinois Celebrates the Affordable Care Act's One Year Anniversary

Date: 
03/24/2011
  One year ago, President Obama signed historic health care legislation.  Millions of Illinoisans are already reaping the benefits.  On Wednesday, March 23, hundreds joined Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and other leaders in the fight to reform health care for a rally in celebration of this anniversary. 

 

 

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