Tag: Grassroots Collaborative

Community activists, unions raise populist message at ‘Take Back Chicago’ rally

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More than a thousand people gathered Tuesday evening for the “Take Back Chicago” rally and town hall meeting at the University of Illinois at Chicago Forum. Members of various community organizations, activists and unions called attention to such issues as the minimum wage, affordable housing, a fair tax system, school closures and healthcare. Individuals asked... Read more »

At the People's Shareholder Meeting, we all are CME shareholders

According to the collection of non-profits that came out in force to protest the annual shareholder meeting of CME Group Inc. Wednesday, I’m a CME shareholder, you’re a CME shareholder and all of their members are CME shareholders. The company, the parent of futures exchanges Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade, was a... Read more »

Peoples' City Council meeting

Peoples' City Council meeting
It’s a classic tactic of community organizing: to get elected officials in a public space, in front of constituents, to demand a signal of support or opposition on a set of demands. Such was the point of last week’s “People’s City Council Meeting,” a raucous two-hour session organized by the Grassroots Collaborative, a coalition that... Read more »