October 4, 2016 Contacts: firstname.lastname@example.org Gov. Rauner’s announced agreement on swap payouts to Wall Street banks lack details Coalition of educators and human service providers skeptical, demand disclosure of agreement terms SPRINGFIELD, IL – This morning, Gov. Rauner reacted to Illinois educators and human service providers who had gathered for a press conference to […]
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CHICAGO, IL – On Friday, State Representative Andrade, Chicago Alderman Ramirez-Rosa, and community leaders met with Federal Securities and Exchange Commission Regional Director David A.Glockner, and asked that the SEC investigate predatory interest rate swap deals that have caused taxpayers to pay out billions of dollars to Wall Street banks. “Right now we have […]
On Thursday, Grassroots Collaborative joined with organizations across the country including Americans for Financial Reform, CREDO Action, Rootstrikers and the Center for Popular Democracy to deliver a petition in which more than 80,000 Americans asked the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to investigate the toxic swap deals squeezing cities and states across the country. The […]
On Thursday, while legislators in Springfield move towards stop-gap measures, a broad coalition of organizations representing residents being hurt by the continued state budget impasse will rally in support of a budget that fully funds the services and programs communities need. The last twelve months have devastated the state: after-school programs have closed, summer jobs […]