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Monthly Archives: April 2011
On Tuesday, April 12th, Action Now held a rally at Chase Bank in downtown Chicago with Chase borrowers and Action Now members to demand that Chase bank work with homeowners to prevent foreclosure and take care of their vacant buildings. … Continue reading
Great video of Action Now! Two filmmakers from the UK came to see community organizing in action. They followed organizer Hueron Wilks on the South Side as he went doorknocking and attended one of our monthly meetings on the West … Continue reading
On April 9th, Action Now joined thousands of people from unions and community organizations at the “We Are One” rally in Chicago. The rally was held in Daley Plaza in remembrance of the death of Martin Luther King Jr., who … Continue reading
Action Now has been working with other organizations in the Foreclosure Convening to get statewide legislation introduced that will hold banks responsible for their vacant properties. On April 7th, House Bill 1109, sponsored by Illinois Representative Karen Yarborough, and House … Continue reading
Action Now members and the 11th District Police Department held a roll call and cook-out on Friday, April 1st at the intersection of Ferdinand and Harding in the Garfield Park community. Action Now members and community residents were concerned with … Continue reading
Action Now joined Beidler Elementary supporters to fight the proposed plan by Interim Chicago Schools CEO Terry Mazany to turn Beidler into a charter school and move over 400 students from Beidler to the nearby school Cather Elementary. The decision … Continue reading
Members of Action Now, held a clean-up and tour of vacant properties on the 5300 block of S. Laflin on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 at 11 a.m. There are eight vacant buildings on the block that are not being properly … Continue reading
On March 19th, Action Now members joined the Chicago Teachers Union and other community organizations to protest the city’s allocation of TIF funds to corporations instead of public schools.The march began at Jenner Elementary school where teachers, students, elected officials … Continue reading
On February 25th, 2011 around 300 people from Action Now and nine other groups gathered at the intersection of Clark and Randolph to protest the proposed severe federal budget cuts to housing and heating assistance to the poor. Over 20 … Continue reading
SPRINGFIELD– Action Now convened a coalition of community, business, faith and labor organizations to launch Raise Illinois, a major legislative and grassroots campaign to increase Illinois’ minimum wage from the current $8.25 per hour to gradually restore its historic value … Continue reading