Action Now Press Coverage

FOX News Chicago, "Aldermen, Action Now leaders call for $15 minimum wage"

CBS 2/WBBM Newsradio, "Chicago Pols Push For $15 An Hour ‘Living Wage’"

DNA Info, "$15 Minimum Wage Backed by Aldermen, Rapped by Business"

89 WLS, "'Fight for 15' hits City Hall"

WBEZ 91.5 FM, "$15 minimum wage in Chicago? Industry groups have mixed reactions"

Huffington Post, "Chicago Minimum Wage Referendum Gets A Key Boost In Big Week For Advocates"

NBC Ward Room, "Aldermen Back Referendum for $15 Minimum Wage"

DNA Info Chicago, "Charter School Proposed Within a Mile of Four Closed Schools Faces Protest"

WBEZ 91.5 FM, "Protests planned as Chicago's school board considers adding more charter schools"

Austin Talks, "West Side residents protest charter school expansion"

Chicago Tribune, "CPS to hear new charter school proposals"

Progress Illinois, "Minimum Wage Lights Up Guv's Race, Study Shows Increase Could Bring 5 Million Out Of Poverty (UPDATED)"

Chicago Sun-Times, "Delay funding vote for more charter schools, Progressive Caucus urge"

Crain's Chicago, "Chicago vote set on $15 minimum wage"

Action Now’s Executive Director Katelyn Johnson was quoted in the following press coverage of the low wage worker strikes:

Protest: Andrea Zopp Betrays Civil Rights Mission Of Chicago Urban League By Closing Schools

Action Now Protests School Closings At Save Our Schools Rally

Action Now’s “Faith In Action” Coalition Holds Press Conference To Support Minimum Wage Increase!

Action Now In The News – Violence, Jobs & School Closings

  • On February 11th, Action Now leader Charles Brown and Action Now Executive Director Katelyn Johnson were quoted in a Chicago Sun-Times column by Mark Brown about what Chicagoans think President Obama should address in his state of the union speech
  • On February 13th, Action Now leader Windy Pearson was quoted in an article in DNA Info about parents calling for an independent probe of school closings
  • Romanetha Looper, a teacher at Penn Elementary and a graduate of Action Now Institute’s chapter of the Grow Your Own Teacher Program, was recently profiled in a Equal Voice News article and video about how she helps children through teaching

Action Now Travels To D.C. To Protest School Closings At Department of Education Hearing!

Action Now Mother’s Experience With Charter School Fines Makes News; Reflects For-Profit Mentality Of Ed Reform

Action Now Joins Low-Wage Workers For Holiday Vigil, March & Arrests!

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