Monthly Archives: September 2015

Illinois NOW Annual Meeting & Conference

Please pre-register in order to reserve lunch

“Intersectionality and Feminism”
Saturday, October 3, 2015 – 11:30

Oak Park Library – Maze Branch 

845 Gunderson Ave  Oak Park, Illinois 60304

We will discuss Roxane Gay’s book “Bad Feminist” so it would be very helpful if you read it (or re-read it) before the conference.

Join other feminists for a fun afternoon & set the action agenda for 2016

Elections * Legislative Report * Lunch *  Silent Auction * Awards                                        

$10 includes lunch

Please click on Events and then on Annual State Conference for more info and registration form

Take Action Today on Budget Legislation!

 
From SEIU Healthcare Illinois/Indiana:

Lawmakers in Springfield will vote TODAY on three important bills.
Can we count on you to call your State Rep NOW and urge them to vote YES on three important bills?

1.  Vote YES on SB1229 for fair arbitration. This common-sense bill will give public workers—including DORS Personal Assistants and Home Child Care Providers—the right to arbitration if we can’t reach a fair contract agreement with the Governor. With Gov. Rauner’s extreme proposals to eliminate workers’ health care at the bargaining table, SB 1229 will give us a path to a fair contract that protects our jobs, our benefits and the vital care we provide.

2.  Vote YES on SB 570 to reverse extreme cuts to the Child Care Assistance Program. Since July 1st, thousands of working parents have been denied CCAP, and parents and providers are losing their jobs. We need SB 570 so working parents can afford quality, reliable child care!

3.  Vote YES on HB 2482 to protect home care for seniors and people with disabilities. Gov. Rauner is threating cuts to home care services that will leave 50,000 seniors and people with disabilities without home care—eliminating jobs for tens of thousands of home care workers. HB 2482 will protect home care services at current eligibility levels.

To contact your State Representative now, call 844-922-7334 and follow the instructions to connect to your Representative’s office.

The Illinois House will vote on these three important bills TODAY. Call 844-922-7334 to contact your State Representative now.