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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
October 29th, 2012 Media Advisory City’s Demolition Rampage Brings More Destruction To Hard-Hit Communities As the Mayor announces the 200th vacant building to be demolished, Action Now members are concerned about the lack of accountability and oversight in the … Continue reading
On the morning of September 10, 2012, the first day of the Chicago teacher’s strike, Action Now President Michelle Young spoke at a press conference held by Grassroots Collaborative outside of CPS Headquarters to voice community support for striking Chicago … Continue reading
Action Now stands in support of Chicago public school teachers that are striking for smaller class sizes, fair pay and respect, and for keeping experienced teachers in the classroom. We urge CPS to settle this contract now so teachers can … Continue reading
Action Now held a press conference and rally on July 13th in the Englewood community at 53rd and Laflin, where every corner of the intersection is a vacant lot. Members held this rally to voice their concern that the Mayor’s … Continue reading
Action Now Responds To Mayor Emanuel’s Plan To Demolish Vacant Buildings: We Must Rebuild, Not Destroy!
UPDATE: Action Now’s Rebuild Chicago plan no longer involves the Infrastructure Trust. For a summary of the new plan, click here. UPDATE: Action Now’s response to the Mayor’s plan to demolish buildings has started gaining traction in the media. Read … Continue reading
On Monday, April 16 Action Now and other community groups in the Grassroots Collaborative held a press conference at City Hall to urge their aldermen to vote “no” on the mayor’s Infrastructure Trust Ordinance, an ordinance that if passed will … Continue reading