IL-06 Press event. Put pressure on Peter Roskam today

This morning at 10am there will be a press event calling on Roskam to support parts of the First 100 Hours agenda in Schaumburg. I know it's late notice but I only got the email yesterday. Read on to see how you can join in and help force lil Petey's hand or if he sticks to his guns highlight just how out of the mainstream he is.

When: Wed., Jan. 10th, at 10am

Where: Roosevelt University in Schaumburg (1400 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Room 707)

What: Press event calling on Roskam to support parts of the First 100 Hours agenda (minimum wage, reducing student loan rates, repealing oil company subsidies, and allowing Medicare to negotiate for lower drug prices)

Citizen Action will be joined by Sierra Club and Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans. This is a non-partisan, issue-based event, but obviously, our goal is to highlight that Roskam opposes these mainstream proposals. If you know any students in the area (or persons who just graduated and have student loans), Medicare drug recipients stuck in the donut hole, or anybody who doesn't think it's the taxpayer's job to guarantee record profits for oil companies they'd love to have you join them. You don't have to have a reason other than wanting to see a congressman actually represent his consituents' instead of his contributors' interests. I won't be able to make it as my dad has a doctor's appt. at the VA hospital.  

If you have any questions, contact:
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Ryan Canney
Organizing Director
ryan@citizenaction-il.org

Tags: 100 Hours, IL-06, Roskam (all tags)

Comments

4 Comments

How did it go?

Hi Mark. What's happening? How did the press conference go?

Is there any reason why Citizen Action decided to have this outside of IL-06?

by bridgetdooley 2007-01-10 11:33AM | 0 recs
Re: IL-06 Press event. Put pressure on Peter Roska

Don't know Bridget. As I said I wasn't able to attend because I had to take my dad to the VA hospital.

by markg8 2007-01-10 02:50PM | 0 recs
Re: IL-06 Press event. Put pressure on Peter Roska

Just wondering if you heard anything. I hadn't heard anything about this event until you posted here and someone crossposted at SoapBlox/Chicago.

Maybe they could have it at College of DuPage next time. That is pretty squarely in the district and they have good facilities. No doubt there will be plenty more opportunities to call Roskam out!

by bridgetdooley 2007-01-11 04:53AM | 0 recs
Re: IL-06 Press event. Put pressure on Peter Roska

It's a good idea to stay on Roskam but I only got the email Tuesday night myself. A little more notice would have helped. If you want to follow up I guess the best thing to do would be contact Ryan Canney.

None of these issues ought to be particularly onerous to Roskam. They don't mention embryonic stem cells for instance.

BTW I read an article the other day that seemed to say Roskam's position on Iraq is moving left.

by markg8 2007-01-11 05:30AM | 0 recs

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