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Take Back Chicago with Thousands of People

Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:21:44 +0000

Couldn't make it last Tuesday. Watch the program in its entirety right here! Skip forward to about 14:30 to start from the beginning. width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ONG2A83JZGs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>



Massive Die-in Protest Against ALEC & Stand Your Ground

Tue, 13 Aug 2013 21:18:19 +0000

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) decided to hold its 40th annual conference at Chicago's prestigious Palmer House. Chicago activists held a die-in to protest the Stand Your Ground legislation and the rest of the right-wing policies the organization pushes. width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/UAH5MJctHaQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>



Our New Report: A Living Wage Saves Lives!

Mon, 25 Feb 2013 22:51:12 +0000



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Stand Up! Chicago’s new report illustrates the link between violent crime, low-wages and income inequality. The strongest weapon to decrease violent crime is simply to pay people a living wage.



Video: It Breaks My Heart

Thu, 14 Feb 2013 10:40:04 +0000

Congress, don't break Chicago's heart by cutting vital services to the most vulnerable.

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10 Facts of Life for Low-Wage Workers

Mon, 21 Jan 2013 09:00:10 +0000

Fight for 15 campaign looks at the daily struggle of living on a low wage in Chicago

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10 Facts of Life for Low-Wage Workers



Hundreds March & Rally to Raise the Minimum Wage on National Day of Action

Wed, 25 Jul 2012 22:06:32 +0000

For Immediate Release Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Contact: Catherine Murrell, 312-523-3882, catherine@standupchicago.org In a Daylong Series of Protests, Hundreds Rally for an Increase to the Minimum Wage CHICAGO—Starting early Tuesday morning with a trolley-load of “Romney Economy” tourists and ending during ...



Time to Raise the Minimum Wage

Fri, 06 Jul 2012 22:40:39 +0000

width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/D3jtfjPUY_k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen> Last week, thousands of people in cities across the country rallied to raise the minimum wage. In Chicago we had a full day of actions, culminating with several hundred people marching to the Aon Center to tell Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce that We Can't Survive on $8.25! Now it's time for federal and state legislation to raise the minimum wage. Please urge your Member of Congress to support Rep. Miller's bill by clicking here. And please call your state legislators and urge them to vote for Senate Bill 1565. Click here to find your Illinois State Senator and Representative.



Delivering “Show You Care” Packages to Tax-Avoiding Executives

Mon, 07 May 2012 20:04:39 +0000

width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Dp3oPmTIvkA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen> On March 14 Stand Up! Chicago delivered care packages with a message for tax-avoiding corporate executives: *Show You Care, Pay Your Fair Share!*



Merc Check! CME Group CEO Gets Mic Checked in Houston

Mon, 07 May 2012 19:57:15 +0000

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CME Group CEO Craig Donohue went to an energy trading industry conference in Houston, expecting a warm welcome from his fellow 1% executives. What he got was a special greeting from an unexpected source – a welcoming delegation of working families, standing in for the taxpayers of Chicago and Illinois.



Pizza Party Meets Tea Party

Mon, 07 May 2012 19:06:15 +0000

width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/GVCCLzweZZU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen> Rep. Joe Walsh recently held a pizza party to raise funds for his re-election campaign and we decided to deliver the Tea Party Congressman a special pizza...