Archive for March, 2012

Rockford teachers strike vigil

by , posted on Saturday, March 31st, 2012 at 8:55 pm

While negotiators from both teams considered details of an eleventh hour of the eleventh month deal, teachers and concerned citizens gathered outside the district law office at Hinshaw & Culbertson. School Board members complained of not receiving timely notification regarding offers made by teachers during stalled negotiations

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Rockford teachers strike: One brave teacher speaks up

by , posted on Saturday, March 31st, 2012 at 8:15 pm

This video shot on day one of THE ROCKFORD TEACHERS STRIKE shows the solidarity and support of the community for the teachers. Corporate reform has gripped this town for three years of brutal reprisals, firings, and school board shenanigans. One teacher’s courage is emblematic of the push back in bedrock USA! Thousands protested, and the board was forced to give a fair contract to teachers who have been 11 months without. Teachers speak as one to say, “We’re not gonna take it!”

This is a tremendous win against the corporate reform agenda which aims at destruction of teachers unions.

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Rockford 205 Public Input Is Worthless

by , posted on Thursday, March 29th, 2012 at 8:06 pm

The public are excluded from the process of administration of public funds for education. Without notice, public comment was reduced to 1 minute. Hundreds of people were kept outside. The Board acts in closed session to forward its privatization agenda without regard for students, teachers, parents or the future of Rockford. District for sale!

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Progressive Congress on the Ryan Budget

by , posted on Thursday, March 29th, 2012 at 6:50 pm

“It’s time to play #ryanmadness … Join us on Twitter to see which Budget actually reduces debt AND puts Americans back to work (Hint: it’s NOT the Ryan Budget…)”

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2012 IL-84th State Rep campaign archive

by , posted on Sunday, March 18th, 2012 at 6:25 pm

updated October 1, 2012

General election

Pat Fee

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Stephanie Kifowit

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Democratic Party of Illinois mailers

Democratic primary



ATMI Precast Rally and March

by , posted on Thursday, March 1st, 2012 at 4:49 pm

, Aurora, illinois, February 12, 2012