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VIDEO: Responsible Budget Coalition calls for "leadership, not politics"

Date: 
05/18/2010
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On May 18, the Responsible Budget Coalition held a series of eight press conferences across the state to remind lawmakers that citizens aren't satisfied with the stop-gap budget proposals that are being discussed in Springfield. Labor union officials, community organizations, service providers, and teachers called on legislators to end the political games in the capitol and pass a responsible budget. This footage is from the press conference held in Chicago.

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.

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.

VIDEO: Insurance reforms, not caps, control costs

Date: 
02/04/2010
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At a press conference in Springfield, William McNary, Co-Director of Citizen Action/Illinois, speaks on the importance of insurance reforms, not arbitrary caps on damages, to control costs.

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."

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.

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