Resist Trump Tuesdays

By: Suzanne Hanney February 21, 2017

Jane Addams Senior Caucus (JASC) has followed President Trump’s inauguration with “Resist Trump Tuesdays” at 3:30 p.m. in Federal Plaza for the first 100 days of his administration.

JASC partnered with Fair Economy Illinois for the January 24 event in the Plaza at Jackson and Dearborn Streets. Their action focused on threats to healthcare programs such as the Affordable Care Act and Medicare. They also demanded that U.S. Senators from Illinois Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, both Chicago Democrats, vote “no” on Tom Price as Trump’s Cabinet pick for the Department of Health and Human Services.

On January 31 they protested the nomination of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. Along with ONE Northside February 7, they noted that “Health Care is a Human Right.”

The Movement Politics Committee will continue to fight against cuts to Medicare and Social Security. To learn more about the committee or to join, you can contact Anna at 312.787.2382 x226 or anna@seniorcaucus.org