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Illinois People’s Summit: A Pep Talk

The Illinois People’s Summit was a follow-up to the national event held in Chicago this June. At Chicago Progress, Jessica Creery sets the stage by beginning:

I’ll be honest, I’m feeling a little lost after the primaries. While disillusioned and disappointed describe it, most of the time what it really comes down to is that I’m overwhelmed. A particular presidential candidate symbolized a massive number of issues and injustices I care about deeply. Once that symbol was removed, and all of the individual issues were exposed, the task of addressing any issue felt massive. I needed a pep talk.


Tuition Free Illinois

State Representative Will Guzzardi began his campaign for free tuition to public colleges and universities with a townhall event at the UIC Forum on October 7. On September 29, Guzzardi was a guest on The Wayne Bensen Show, where the Tuition Free Illinois campaign was a topic of discussion.

The Campaign for Fee College Tuition has released a report that estimates the cost of such a program for each state. For additional discussion from 2014, see Talkin’ Socialism: Drop Student Debt.


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Chicago Democratic Socialists of America

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