Monthly Archives: August 2012

People Speak Out for the 99%

People Speak Out for the 99%

Tampa, FL –A.J. Segneri and Melissa Davis, of Springfield, Illinois, protest at the RNC in Tampa. “I want Congress to close the tax loopholes for the 99%,” says Segneri. Underemployed, Davis says she supports “Raising the Minimum Wage” to a living wage.

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Pair of Unemployed Health Care Workers for the Elderly Plan to Protest at RNC in Tampa

By Justin Glawe http://www.pjstar.com/news/x1055169909/Pair-of-home-health-care-workers-plan-protest-of-GOP-convention?zc_p=1 PEORIA — When the presumptive GOP presidential ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan converges on the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Monday, it’s not likely they’ll take much notice of the two Peoria women who … Continue reading

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Six Springfield Residents to Travel to RNC to Protest

My name is Jason Davis and I am really excited about the opportunity to go protest at the RNC.  Though I’m 43 years old, I’ve only just started to become more aware of politics.  I was raised in a Christian … Continue reading

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Report: Raising minimum wage will create jobs

By Doug Schorpp Nicole Thompson of Rock Island is doing her best to support herself and her two boys while working as a cashier at a McDonald’s restaurant in Rock Island. But it is not easy. “I have a boy, … Continue reading

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Jeff Scanlan of Sterling (left) yells as protesters hold signs during a visit by Speaker of the House John Boehner to campaign with U.S. Rep Bobby Shilling at Forest Hills Country Club in Loves Park Friday.

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Gill, Davis duel over tax-cut extension

Residents Ask if Rodney Davis Out of Touch with Voters?  SEE SJ-R article below:   By BERNARD SCHOENBURG (bernard.schoenburg@sj-r.com) The State Journal-Register    Posted Aug 02, 2012 @ 11:00 PM   Last update Aug 03, 2012 @ 06:04 AM David Gill, the … Continue reading

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FISCAL FIGHTERS

http://www.illinoistimes.com/Springfield/article-10326-fiscal-fighters.html Thursday, August 2,2012 By Cap CityMembers of a Springfield activist group held a sit-in this week at U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson’s office to protest tax breaks that they say benefit only the very wealthy. While Johnson’s current district doesn’t … Continue reading

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Voters Say “No” to Extending Bush Tax Cuts for Richest 2%

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hzAdOYZ87s&feature=youtu.be

As the House prepares this week for a vote on extending the Bush tax cuts, concerned residents visited Tim Johnson’s office in Champaign, Illinois on Monday, July 30, to ask Johnson to vote “NO” on the extension for the richest 2%, explaining that trickle down economics doesn’t work for the middle class.

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