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ENG: Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky (born May 26, 1944) is the U.S. Representative for Illinois's 9th congressional district, serving since 1999. She is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes many of Chicago's northern suburbs, including Niles, Evanston, Skokie, Wilmette, Winnetka, Park Ridge, Des Plaines and Rosemont. It also includes a large portion of Chicago's North Side bordering Lake Michigan. Early life, education and career Schakowsky, born in 1944 in the city of Chicago, is of Jewish descent. She graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in elementary education where she was a member of Delta Phi Epsilon (social) sorority. She was Program Director of Illinois Public Action, Illinois' largest public interest group, from 1976 to 1985. She then moved to ...
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Schakowsky Announces New Budget Plan With Focus On Jobs


Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, announced on Wednesday that she will introduce a progressive-minded budget outline aimed at putting more than two million people to work. Titled the “Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act,” the plan would cost $227 billion and would be implemented over two years. It would be financed by separate legislation introduced by Schakowsky called the "Fairness in Taxation Act," which would raise taxes for Americans who earn more than $1 million and $1 billion. It would also eliminate subsidies for ...


Schakowsky Blasts Republicans, Promotes Her Jobs Bill


Jan Schakowsky, is an old-fashioned liberal, definitely left of center and proud of it. In a rally last week at the Goudy Elementary, a CPS school, she previewed her “Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act,” a bill unabashedly modeled on FDR’s WPA (Work Progress Administration), which put the unemployed to work repairing and building the Great Depression’s ravaged city- and farm-scapes. In a telephone conversation Thursday from her vacation home in Michigan City, Indiana, Schakowsky told me that she voted against lifting the debt ceiling earlier this month ...


Schakowsky Draws Conservative Ire, Said Americans ...


... 'Don't Deserve To Keep All' Their Money Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) has drawn the ire of a number of conservative bloggers after comments she made about taxes on WLS Chicago's Don Wade and Roma radio show Wednesday. Towards the end of her interview on the program, Wade asked Schakowsky, "Out of every dollar that I earn, how much do you think that I deserve to keep?" -- a question similar to one asked by a high school student during the CNN-Tea Party Express GOP presidential candidate debate earlier this week. "I’ll put it this way. You don’t deserve to keep all ...


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IL-9 Action Newsletter 3/8/17   5 Things To Do This Week to Resist from the IL-9   Boots on the Ground   The Chicago Chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is meeting on Thursday, March 9, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monthly meetings are open to all, whether new to racial justice work or a longtime activist or ally. This meeting will focus on the Coalition for Police Contracts Accountability. The event will include free on-site childcare.   The ACLU’s new People Power initiative is ramping up with a huge action event. On Saturday, March 11, at 3:30 p.m., sites and homes across the country will livestream a Resistance Training. The training aims to engage volunteers at the grassroots level to resist and make change in their communities. Fill out the form to find an event near you.   The sentiments and action of the Day Without A Woman strike and protests are not limited to March 8. Join the Chicago International Women’s Day for Equality, Justice &am
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IL-9 Action Newsletter 3/15/17   5 Things To Do This Week to Resist from the IL-9   Boots on the Ground   The revised executive order on travel goes into effect on March 16. Despite some of the toned down restrictions in this revised executive order, it is still effectively a Muslim ban, affecting people from six Muslim-majority countries and halting intake of refugees. On March 16, from 4:30-7:30 p.m., a press conference and demonstration in protest of the order will take place downtown. The demonstration stands in opposition to the Muslim ban as well as the increase in raids by ICE.   If you’re looking for more ways to get involved in resistance work locally, plan to attend Chicago Engaged! Words into Action! on Saturday, March 18, from 2-4 p.m. in Chicago. The event, hosted by Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey and Better Together Chicago, is a free advocacy fair that will feature local organizations focused on issues of immigration, health care, LGBTQ
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I'm very excited to announce the 2017 Ultimate Women's Power Lunch, with keynote speaker Gina McCarthy, Former EPA Administrator, and special guest Tamika Mallory, Co-Chair of the Women’s March on Washington. I hope you can join Gina, Tamika, me, and a couple thousand other powerful women (and some guys), for an energizing and exciting Ultimate Women's Power Lunch. Click here to purchase tickets.   Friday, May 5, 2017 Chicago Hilton 720 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL Power Lunch Guest: $150 Keynote Speaker - Gina McCarthy Special Guest - Tamika Mallory   12:00 PM Lunch and Program To contribute by mail please send checks, made payable to: Schakowsky for Congress PO Box 5130 Evanston, IL 60204-5130   read more



 
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