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Tag Archives: michelle young
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
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 parents and community members have been active in the fight for better neighborhood public schools for years, so on the night of September 18th they were excited to celebrate the teachers’ contract victory and the end of 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 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
Action Now President Michelle Young and her son Eugene were profiled in the Chicago Tribune speaking about making protest art at the Stand Up Chicago office: “I first got involved in politics during Harold Washington’s run for mayor,” said Michelle … Continue reading