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U.S. Representative for Illinois's 9th congressional district - member of the Democratic Party.
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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 7/5/17
IL-9 Action Newsletter 7/5/17   5 Things To Do This Week to Resist from the IL-9   Make a Call   Governor Rauner still has not signed HB 40 into state law, despite the measure passing in both the state house and senate. Use this resource from the ACLU of Illinois to reach out to Rauner to express how vital it is he sign this legislation into law to protect the reproductive rights of Illinois residents.   Add Your Name   The current administration has proposed eliminating Amtrak long-distance passenger service, a move that would cut off small towns across the country from connection to commuter routes and their final remaining option for low-cost public transportation. Add your name to the MoveOn.org petition asking Congress to reject this proposal and allow Americans to continue to stay connected via Amtrak.   Commit yourself to being a compassionate and supportive member of your community. Sign the Pledge of Allegiance to Each Other, a pledge to honor the
Action Steps 7/13/17
IL-9 Action Newsletter 7/12/17 5 Things To Do This Week to Resist from the IL-9 Raise Your Voice July 12 is the Day of Action for Net Neutrality. Use your online platform and network to spread the word about the negative impact the elimination of net neutrality would have on the internet and its users—all for the profit of cable companies. On Friday and Saturday, concerned citizens—many of them women—will be marching from the NRA headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, to the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., to demand the NRA remove and apologize for propagandistic videos seeming to advocate for the use of firearms against liberal Americans. If you’re supportive of this action from afar, take a look at the #NRA2DOJ social media support toolkit to find out how you can lend your voice to this weekend’s march. Boots on the Ground On Tuesday, July 18, at 12 p.m., the
Action Steps 6/28/17
IL-9 Action Newsletter 6/28/17   5 Things To Do This Week to Resist from the IL-9   Make a Call   The White House has reduced press briefings and made other changes that drastically limit the ability of the American people to learn what the administration is doing. This unprecedented move is undermining a core tenet of American democracy. Read up on the threats associated with decreased access to White House briefings, then call the White House comment line at 202-456-1111 to demand that open press briefings be held on a regular basis so that Americans may stay informed about the activities of the executive branch.   Add Your Name   While Illinois residents across the state have been inundating federal legislators with demands to preserve health coverage guaranteed by the Affordable Care Act, our governor has not made any comments on the House and Senate attempts to repeal ACA provisions and leave hundreds of thousands more uninsured. Add your name to a petitio
Action Steps 6/21/17
IL-9 Action Newsletter 6/21/17   5 Things To Do This Week to Resist from the IL-9   Boots on the Ground   Come to the Federal Center downtown to greet the Truth Tour bus as it completes its route around Illinois and stand in solidarity with the millions of Illinois residents who rely on the Affordable Care Act for their health care coverage. The Truth Tour demonstration against repealing the ACA for the poor replacement AHCA will take place Thursday, June 22, from 2:30-4 p.m.   A candlelight vigil in memory of Nabra Hassanen, a Muslim teen girl killed over the weekend, will take place on Thursday, June 22, from 6-8 p.m. downtown. Join members of the Muslim community and allies in standing against hateful and racist rhetoric that is contributing to the normalization of harassment and killing of Muslim Americans.   Sunday, June 25 is the annual Chicago Pride Parade. Plan to attend and celebrate in solidarity with LGBTQ Chicagoans and those who recognize their inh

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