Illinois labor representatives and U.S. Reps. Jan Schakowsky
(D-Evanston) and Bill Foster (D-Naperville) gathered in Chicago this morning on a national day of mobilization to call on House
Republicans to stop holding families and seniors hostage in the ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations.
The Washington lawmakers,
along with members of the Chicago Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO and advocates for the poor and middle class, stressed that tax loopholes for
Wall Street and the richest Americans be closed instead of cutting
Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security benefits.
about real people who will suffer real pain if the wrong decisions are
made,” said William McNary of Citizen Action Illinois.
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