Monthly Archives: May 2012

Action Now Illinois Rally to Protest Service Cuts For the Most Vulnerable: Seniors, Children, GYO, etc.

Action Now Illinois Rally to Protest Service Cuts For the Most Vulnerable: Seniors, Children, GYO, etc.

Members of Action Now traveled to Springfield, Illinois on May 30 to protest service cuts to people who need it the most including seniors and children.

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Working Families Protested Cuts: Illinois Broke? Legislatures Gave Our Money To The Rich!

 Members of Action Now traveled to Springfield and lobbied in the Capitol Rotunda calling for an end to the massive cuts that will cripple the lives of working families across the state. The Illinois legislature gave millions of dollars in … Continue reading

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Illinois mothers and fathers, trying to make ends meet, the Illinois legislature has the ability to help, increase the minimum wage.

http://www.sj-r.com/opinions/x639958725/Michelle-Young-Families-deserve-a-living-wage?zc_p=0 GateHouse News Service Posted May 29, 2012 @ 12:05 AM For many Illinois mothers and fathers, straining to make ends meet, the Illinois legislature has the ability to do something both fair and strategic: vote for an increase in … Continue reading

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Call your Elected Officials and Tell them to Support the Raising of the Minimum Wage

An increase in the Illinois Minimum Wage, SB 1565, has been championed by Action Now and advanced out of the Senate Executive Committee on May 16th, 2012.  Now we need your help! Call your State Senator and ask them to … Continue reading

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Veterans Favor Obama Reports Reuters

Veterans Favor Obama

By Margot Roosevelt

COLUMBIA, South Carolina | Sun May 13, 2012 3:01am EDT

(Reuters) – Mack McDowell likes to spend time at the local knife and gun show “drooling over firearms,” as he puts it. Retired after 30 years in the U.S. Army, he has lined his study with books on war, framed battalion patches from his tours in Iraq andAfghanistan, a John Wayne poster, and an 1861 Springfield rifle from an ancestor who fought in the Civil War.

But when it comes to the 2012 presidential election, Master Sergeant McDowell is no hawk.

In South Carolina’s January primary, the one-time Reagan supporter voted for Ron Paul “because of his unchanging stand against overseas involvement.” In November, McDowell plans to vote for the candidate least likely to wage “knee-jerk reaction wars.”

Disaffection with the politics of shock and awe runs deep among men and women who have served in the military during the past decade of conflict. Only 32 percent think the war in Iraq ended successfully, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. And far more of them would pull out of Afghanistan than continue military operations there.

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Rep. Tim Johnson Why Now?

Tim Johnson Why Now?

What has he done for us lately?  Illinois Times reports:  

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Vote Pending Today, May 17, 2012

Vote Pending Today, May 17, 2012

A bill to raise the state’s minimum wage passed out of the Illinois Senate Executive Committee Wednesday and is up for another vote in the full senate Thursday. The current minimum wage is 8.25 per hour and under the proposed new law, the wage would go up 50 cents an hour until it reaches $10.55. Our Springfield reporter Brittany Harris reports lawmakers argued for more than an hour whether the minimum wage should go to more than 10 dollars an hour. Critics claim the hike would hurt business and their ability to hire new employees.

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Representative Tim Johnson Votes “No ” to Ryan Bill Constituents Left to Wonder if Johnson Thinks Bill Not Extreme Enough

Springfield, IL – On the day (May 10, 2012) of the final vote and passage of the Republican plan  dubbed “The Millionaires’ Dream Budget,” angry constituents of Rep. Tim Johnson (R-IL) gathered at Republican Headquarters to call on him to … Continue reading

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Constituents Tell Rep. Bobby Schilling to Vote No on New Tax Giveaways to Richest 1%

Area Seniors, Childcare Workers, Students and community members visit Rep. Schilling and demand he stand with the 99% Moline, IL – On the eve of an anticipated final vote Thursday (May 10) on a Republican plan they have dubbed “The … Continue reading

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Stephen Colbert Addresses the Ryan Budget

Republican Paul Ryan’s budget proposal draws wrath from the Catholic Church. Action Now wants to know: Where do Representatives Bobby Schilling and Tim Johnson stand? Click the link below to watch Stephen Colbert’s take on it: Paul Ryan’s Christian Budget … Continue reading

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