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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 8/23/17
IL-9 Action Newsletter 8/23/17 5 Things To Do This Week to Resist from the IL-9 Get Trained The organizers behind the Women’s March will be hosting a training webinar on Thursday, August 24, at 7 p.m., on the topic of Daring Discussions. The webinar aims to equip participants to dismantle white supremacy through embracing discomfort and having important, meaningful conversations with fellow community members of all backgrounds. Improve your skill set in this area by participating in the free webinar. We’re all aware of the supreme importance of every eligible voter both registering to vote and exercising that right on election days. We’re just about a month away from National Voter Registration Day, which will take place on September 26. That means it’s the perfect opportunity to learn about how you and organizations with which you work can partner in efforts to help members of the community to register to vote
Action Steps 9/6/17
IL-9 Action Newsletter 9/6/17 5 Things To Do This Week to Resist from the IL-9 Support Dreamers While the president and his administration announced on Tuesday that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program will expire in six months, there’s still plenty you can do to support affected dreamers (the 800,000 immigrants currently on student or work permits through the DACA program) while legislators work to pass a law protecting their status in the United States. Take a look at this resource from the organization Here to Stay and share publicly the ways that current dreamers can legally continue their education and work. Make sure that every dreamer in your community knows their rights and that you stand alongside them. Raise Awareness Did you know that the current administration has slashed the advertising budget for the Affordable Care Act by 90%? That’s right—since he couldn’t se
Action Steps 8/30/17
IL-9 Action Newsletter 8/30/17   5 Things To Do This Week to Resist from the IL-9   Add Your Name   The president has threatened a government shutdown if he doesn’t get the funding to build the wall along the US/Mexico border as he boasted in his campaign—essentially threatening a tantrum if he doesn’t get what he wants, despite the fact that most Americans and elected officials don’t support the wall in the first place. Add your name to this petition aimed at making sure legislators know the public does not support the wall.   The president has also threatened to eliminate DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which allows undocumented residents who came to the United States as children to receive two-year, renewable permits allowing them to work in the country, contributing to our economy. In Illinois alone, elimination of the DACA program would result in over $2 billion annual losses to our state GDP—and that’s just
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