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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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Action Steps 2/1/17
IL-9 Action Steps   Things To Do This Week to Resist from IL-9   Learn More - Racial Justice Issues   The Chicago Chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is meeting on Thursday, February 9, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Whether you’re new to racial justice work or looking to build on past actions, all are welcome to attend this meeting. Attendees will discuss ways to get engaged in local racial justice work, including emerging campaigns and post-inauguration initiatives.   Add Your Name - Petitions   Are you appalled by the president’s executive action that is affecting vetted refugees to the United States, in particular those of Muslim faith? Add your name to this petition from MoveOn.org and demand that the full United States Congress reject this Muslim ban. While our federal representatives have strongly denounced the action, many others across the country have remained silent.   Raise Your Consciousness - Issues to Know About   The presi
January 7th Meeting
Join us! Anger to Action Community Meeting Broadway Armory Park 5917 N Broadway Chicago, IL 60660 Click here to RSVP! Doors open at 2:00PM Program begins at 2:30PM   Join us to figure out how we make next year better!  We can't sit back and let Congress and/or the Illinois General Assembly turn back all the gains we have made in the past decades. On Saturday January 7th join me, State Senator Heather Steans, Alderman Harry Osterman, State Rep. Kelly Cassidy and Committeewoman Carol Ronen for a community forum to hear what is happening in Washington, Springfield and Chicago, and learn what concrete steps you can take right now to have your voice heard and make a difference. We can put 2016 behind us. But we can't stop fighting for all those things that brought us to the table. A woman's right to choose, affordable health care, equal rights. just to name a few priorities.  We have a lot at stake and we need to act.    
Action Steps 2/8/17
IL-9 Action Newsletter 2/8/17   5 Things To Do This Week to Resist from IL-9   Write a Letter   Many children and families will be making valentines to share next week. While the craft supplies are out, consider creating postcards or writing letters to the White House about climate change and the environment as part of the Kids 4 Planet Earth 1 Million Letters initiative. Sending letters about issues that affect our youngest generations is a great way to involve kids in organizing and resistance efforts.   Boots on the Ground   Show your support for reproductive rights, which are facing increasing threat across the nation. Join the Rally for Reproductive Justice organized by the Chicago Campaign to Expose Crisis Pregnancy Centers, which will take place Friday, February 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the James R. Thompson Center downtown.   If you’re a resident of Rogers Park and are concerned about the recent executive actions and rhetoric against immigrants



 
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