The inbox. The three warriors!
January 3 and 4 We Are One held a pension rally in Springfield. At least 3000 people attended on January 3 and 4. Speakers from Illinois AFL-CIO, IFT, IEA, Illinois Police Benevolent and Protective Association AFSCME, Illinois Nurses Association, and SEIU encouraged the crowd in the rotunda to make our voices heard to legislators. Some legislators watched from the rail.
Again no press coverage. What happened to the Fourth Estate which Edmund Burke felt was more important than all the others? Where is balanced journalism? If we cannot count on the media to get our message across, it is vital that we do so ourselves to our friends, neighbors, family, and legislators. See our website: http://www.wlsu.weebly.com for pictures. Also, check the website for contact information for key legislators or call or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nekritz and Biss have promised to bring up the pension issue and their ill-conceived proposal again in the new legislature and in the spring session. The battle has been won for a while, but the war is far from over.
Many thanks to Glen Brown, John Dillon, and Fred Klonsky for keeping board members and others informed in almost a minute to minute fashion about the events of the lame duck session. These three warriors have been fighting every battle with logic and reason. Check out their blogs for more information—just Google each man, and you will be directed to their well-thought out, moral, ethical, and just views of our plight.
If you live outside of Illinois, you can still contact:
Michael Madigan at 773-581-8000, email@example.com Governor Quinn at 217-782-0244, Pat.firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Cross at 217-782-1331, 815-254-0000 email@example.com
The value of life does not depend upon the place we occupy. It depends upon the way we occupy that place. St. Therese of Lisieux
Marge Sucansky, President. West Lake Shore Illinois Retired Teachers Association