When details emerged about the Democrat-sponsored pension legislation (S.B. 1) that passed the Illinois General Assembly earlier this week, Dan Montgomery, president of the Illinois Federation of Teachers, summed up the thoughts of many public employees: “We call it theft.” But the theft does not affect everyone equally. Middle-aged workers and those close to retirement age will take a quite a hit, no doubt. But the younger you are, the worse this bill is for you [...]
Now that we have the largest unfunded pension liability in the United States, much of the corporate media in this state have taken to blaming the workers for the problem, spreading the lie that their pension benefits are too “generous,” when in fact they are extremely modest compared to other states, workers pay their fair share into the system and often lose Social Security benefits as part of the price for receiving them. This is actually part of an ongoing attack on middle-income working people by Wall Street and certain financial interests…
Democrats in both houses of the General Assembly passed pension reform (SB 1) that punishes public employees for years of overspending by said Democrats. Governor Pat Quinn, also a Democrat, has vowed to sign the legislation. We Are One Illinois, a coalition of public employee unions, released this statement, which says it all: “This is […]
Tired of hearing that Illinois is broke, that we’re living beyond our means, that we need to cut pensions and public services, and that there’s no other choice? There are better answers. Listen to Rich Whitney, attorney and former Illinois Green Party candidate for governor, tell the other side of the story. Sponsored by Drinking […]
The Illinois Environmental Council (IEC) recently added insult to injury by giving State Rep. John Bradley, Democratic representative from the 114th District, a perfect score of 100 percent on its “environmental scorecard” for 2013…That’s the insult. The injury was inflicted earlier this year, when Bradley led the effort to pass a so-called “regulatory” bill that will now permit “fracking” – horizontal hydraulic fracturing to extract oil and natural gas – in Illinois.
Join us for the Fall Membership Meeting of the Illinois Green Party! The highest decision-making body of the Illinois Green Party is its membership – and we gather periodically at statewide membership meetings to strategize and set our direction. As we look forward to 2014 – a gubernatorial and U.S. Senate election year, among other […]
The next Illinois Green Party state membership meeting will take place on Saturday, October 19, in U.E. Hall, 37 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago. All current members, as well as anyone interested in learning more about the Green Party or its candidates, are invited and encouraged to attend.
Congressional candidate Nancy Wade (5th district) issued a firm statement on where she stands on Syria, and called out her opponent, Democratic Congressman Mike Quigley, for “trying to decide which way the wind is blowing before he commits his vote.”
Now is the time for Greens who have thought about running for office to be consulting with spouses, partners, family and friends – and making the decision to step forward. Now is the time for Greens who know of other good prospective candidates to have conversations with them, and popping the question: “Have you ever thought about joining the Green Party and running as a Green?”
The Green Party of the United States opposes threats by the Obama Administration to launch an attack on Syria and said that an order to attack would be a serious abuse of presidential power, noting that accusations that the Assad regime has used deadly nerve gas against rebellious civilians have been contradicted by numerous reports in foreign media.