11 May 2017
AFSCME Sub-chapter 161
The AFSCME Retirees will meet at the Wildwood Tavern in Niles on Wednesday, May 17th. The meeting will begin at 11:30AM. Our speaker will be Dr. Laura Chamberlain of Clean Count Cook County. I’ve invited her so that she can tell us about her organization’s work to make local elections more representative of the will of citizens like us.
Mary Bennett and I are involved in a rally and march to Springfield that starts at noon this Monday, May 15th from the Thompson Center. It’s sponsored by Fair Economy Illinois and is called March to Springfield For a People and Planet First Budget. Jane Addams Senior Caucus is participating. Al Klinger, a 92 year old WW II vet is walking the 200 miles over 14 days. Go to this website for details-http://www.marchtospringfield.org.
Here’s a chance for each of us to raise our voices to pressure legislators to pass a state budget. Find a way to get involved. I have already e-mailed AFSCME Retiree sub-chapter presidents whose towns are close to route of march.