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Tag Archives: education
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
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
Action Now and Kenwood Oakland Community Organization, along with organizations from 18 other cities, traveled to Washington D.C. to testify at the Department of Education Hearing on Civil Rights on January 29th. The topic of the hearing is “The Impact … Continue reading
Rally Against “Fat Cats” At CPS And March To Office Of Mayors’ Rich Charter School Buddy Bruce Rauner!
Action Now joined the Chicago Teachers Union, Stand Up! Chicago and other community groups fighting to save public education for a rally and march on December 18th, 2012. The rally began outside of CPS Headquarters at 125 S. Clark where … Continue reading
On May 23rd, Action Now members joined thousands of people from labor, community and religious organizations to demand that our tax dollars go to create jobs and save public services, instead of to tax breaks for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, … Continue reading
Video of Action Now members Deborah Robinson and Donna Roberts-Williams speaking at the protest in Detroit about the effects of the greed of the richest 1% on the well being of the hardworking 99%. Video by Aaron Krager, read the … Continue reading
On March 22nd, around 75 Action Now members traveled to Springfield for “Action Now Day” at the Capitol. We went to Springfield to speak to legislators about vital bills that impact working families in Illinois. There was also a rally … Continue reading
Action Now members joined hundreds of other parents, students and community members to protest Mayor Emanuel and CPS’ policy of school closings and turnarounds. The march began at Lakeview High School where parents, teachers and students spoke about why they … Continue reading
On February 6th, Action Now members traveled to CPS Chief Administrative Officer Tim Cawley’s neighborhood in Winnetka because members are upset that their neighbors are being paid by CPS contractors to sell out schools in their own communities. At the … Continue reading