Gov. Quinn and challenger Bill Brady in statistical dead heat according to latest polls. I am echoing comments made by Fred F. in our brief staff meeting yesterday, we need to get people out to vote.
Early voting has commenced, you can contact your local city government to find out where you can vote. We will take people to vote. Funding is critical, and we need to get out there and get our members out there.
Just to show how easy it is in our “Age of Information” to find your local early voting site, I came up with this link for the City of Chicago in about 8 seconds
On a gorgeous Indian Summer day in Chicago, mental health consumers and supporters convened on the Thompson Center downtown. They gathered in hopes of drawing attention to the continuing funding crisis of mental health programs faced by various state, county, local and community agencies.
The rally was well attended by Illinois mental health “celebrities” like Mark Heyrmann, Fred Friedman and other notable speakers. Representatives from NAMI, Thresholds and many
"One of those people" loose in the capital
I attended this assembly of progressives in our Nation’s capital, and while I was pleased to see the large number of groups, I was disappointed that only one elected official spoke, and that was Congressman Luis Gutierrez of Illinois. The focus of speeches of most of the people I heard were concerning getting our nation back to work.
I was glad I could show my solidarity with fellow progressives in what is sure to be a key election coming up. We rode on bus organized by a radio station in Madison, and we met some great people on our trip. I hope they turn into new friends.
Now I have to get some organizing going on, and get some people downtown on Wednesday to the “Rescue community Care” rally downtown at the Thompson center. Who’s with me?!?!?