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About actionnowillinois

Action Now Illinois’s mission is to organize working families and strengthen their voices on issues of racial, social and economic justice. Action Now is active on issues that include foreclosure and vacant properties, school improvement, access to health care, living wage jobs, utility costs, immigrant rights, public safety, (both antiviolence and criminal justice reform), and environmental justice. Action Now Illinois is a member-driven organization. Our issue campaigns come out of listening to community residents through regular monthly meetings, engaging the base by going door-to-door and mobilizing all residents to take part in their community. Our leadership development includes formal leadership training and the active involvement by members in the planning, implementation and evaluation of issue campaigns. Action Now Illinois members are committed to fight for equal rights, equal services, and equal justice for working families. To become a member of Action Now; call (217) 528-1356 or e-mail!

Durbin’s Constituents to Hold Candlelight Prayer Vigil Tonight on Protecting the Middle Class

Huge banner signed by local people will call on Durbin, Schock to champion “jobs not cuts” in fiscal cliff negotiations (Springfield, Ill.) Area residents will hold an evening prayer vigil in front of Sen. Dick Durbin’s office here to urge … Continue reading

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Middle Class Demands Congress Extend their Tax Cuts NOW

Call to Tell Congress ‘NO’ Cuts to Middle Class Benefits One Minute, One Call to Save Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid, Call: 800-998-0180 Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after Congressman Tim Walz filed a … Continue reading

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Capitol Times – Extend Middle Class Tax Cuts, Make Rich Pay More

Op-Ed By: Tammy Baldwin Date: Oct. 3, 2012 By Representative Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) I believe that if we’re going to prosper, everyone has to have a fair shot. That is why I have supported tax cuts for middle class families … Continue reading

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Tell Congress We need Jobs and Not Cuts

Tell Congress We need Jobs and Not Cuts In the coming weeks, Congress will make decisions that will have long-term effects on our economy. If our elected representatives act responsibly, they have an opportunity to shrink the economic inequality gap and … Continue reading

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Bustos defeats Schilling in 17th

By Kurt Allemeier of Quad City Times Photos: Bustos celebrates, Schilling concedes Cheri Bustos returned the 17th Congressional District back into Democratic hands after a one-term swerve into the red column with her win Tuesday night. With 88 percent … Continue reading

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Quad City Times Newspaper Endorses Cheri Bustos

Bustos for Illinois’ 17th District Times Editorial Board We’d hoped our incumbent Illinois Quad-City congressman in the majority party could add a bit of heft to important Quad-City projects that have been on the community agenda for years. Instead, Rep. … Continue reading

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Mr. President, Finish by Highlighting Sensata

Posted: 10/24/2012 3:36 pm By David Shuster –Host, ‘Take Action News with David Shuster’; anchor and correspondent for Current TV President Obama, As you head into the home stretch of this campaign, you should follow the example of Cheri Bustos, … Continue reading

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This is a good read and reminds us that Mitt Romney didn’t care if Detroit families went bankrupt and hungry. Mitt Romney said Let Detroit Go Bankrupt.  Read his 2008 Op Ed in the NYT. Click:;ref=general

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Excerpt of Cheri Bustos On The Ed Show: Speaks about Sensata Workers

Cheri Bustos went on national television and stood up for Senata workers and working families throughout Illinois. You can watch a clip from Cheri’s interview here. Cheri was featured on MSNBC’s The Ed Show, which filmed live from Freeport. … Continue reading

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Kudos to Cheri Bustos For Visiting ‘Bainport’ in Support of Sensata Workers Facing Outsourcing by Bain

  Rep. Bobby Schilling a “No Show” Per Usual Freeport, IL – Residents of Congressional District IL 17 thanked candidate Cheri Bustos for visiting   ‘Bainport’ today and for her continued support of Sensata workers’ fighting to save their jobs from … Continue reading

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