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On May 15th, Action Now and the Keep Chicago Renting Coalition held a press conference to support a family of renters being unjustly treated by Freedom Mortgage Corp and the foreclosure law firm Pierce and Associates. Pierce and Associates, a … Continue reading
Action Now joined the Chicago Teachers Union, Kenwood Oakland Community Organization, SEIU Local 1 and many others for a press conference at Mayo Elementary to announce plans for a 3 Day March For Education Justice called “Our City, Our Schools … Continue reading
Action Now is a member of the Keep Chicago Renting coalition which seeks to help renters living in foreclosed buildings. Renters are often forced out of their homes, not because they failed to pay rent or violated their lease, but … Continue reading
On April 24th, 2013 Action Now joined hundreds of fast food and retail workers that walked off their jobs to strike for a living wage of $15 an hour and the right to form a union without intimidation from their … Continue reading
Members of the community organizations Action Now and KOCO are held a protest outside of the Chicago Urban League (CUL) on April 11th because Andrea Zopp, the CUL President, supports CPS school closings that will destroy the very communities that … Continue reading
On March 27th, 2013 busloads of Action Now parents, students and community members marched to protest the Mayor and Board of Education’s plan to close 54 neighborhood public schools! We were joined by thousands of people from Chicago Teacher’s Union, … Continue reading
Yesterday, Action Now parents and community members are held a “School Board Bullies Bus Tour” traveling to the homes of three Chicago Board of Education members to protest schools closings and post suspension notice yard signs that accuse Board members … Continue reading
African-American faith leaders from Chicago and across the state of Illinois held a press conference on March 6th to announce their support for a minimum wage increase in Illinois to help working families in their congregations and communities. They also … Continue reading
Action Now is a member of GEM (Grassroots Education Movement) and we are holding a Citywide People’s School Board Meeting! CPS tries to shut us out of their Board meetings? Well we’ll hold our own! Join us and testify about … Continue reading
Action Now leaders have been quoted in the press lately speaking out about community issues that are plaguing our city and our nation as a whole! – On February 11th, Action Now leader Charles Brown and Action Now Executive Director … Continue reading