On Friday April 23rd, Senator Durbin joined with Americans for Financial Reform, the Woodstock Institute, Illinois PIRG, Illinois Main Street Alliance and Citizen Action/Illinois at a news conference across the street from the Federal Reserve Bank. The press conference called for passage of Wall Street reform legislation set to be debated next week in the Senate. Senator Durbin called on the Senate to pass legislation that will stop Wall Street from gambling with America's financial security.
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.
The Responsible Budget Coalition’s “We Can’t Wait” Campaign is now underway! Show lawmakers and everyone else how we are all hurt by the state's broken budget.
This campaign gives you an easy way to tell your story AND to mobilize your community to take action in support of tax reform that will (1) raise revenue and (2) make taxes fairer.
Over 100 people gathered in Federal Plaza in downtown Chicago to tell Congress to finish health care right and finish it now. Despite temperatures in the single digits and a strong Lake Michigan breeze, enthusiastic leaders chanted and laughed and committed to getting the job done. HCAN leaders Reverend Larry Greenfield, William McNary (Co-Director, Citizen Action/Illinois), and David Kagan (Illinois Mainstreet Alliance) joined a representative from Senator Burris’ office and two MoveOn Illinois leaders on stage to remind the crowd why we need to keep fighting and how we will win.