Wade In Congress blog http://www.wadeincongress.org/blog Drop Humanitarian Aid NOT Bombs in Iraq! <p><span>Bombs in Iraq will not work and are immoral. I agree with Phyllis Bennis, a scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies, that there are superior alternatives to the violent and failed "solution" of more U.S. military deployment and bombing in Iraq. </span></p> <p>I demand that the administration and Congress implement the following <a title="Peace Initiatives" href="http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/06/21/dont-go-back-iraq-five-steps-us-can-take-iraq-without-going-back-war" target="_blank">peace initiatives Bennis advocates</a>:  </p> <p>First, do no harm. There is no military solution in Iraq—so end the threats of airstrikes, bring home the evac troops and Special Forces, and turn the aircraft carrier around.</p> <p>Second, call for and support an immediate arms embargo on all sides. That means pressuring U.S. regional allies to stop providing weapons and money to various militias.</p> <p>Third, engage immediately with Iran to bring pressure to bear on the Iraqi government to end its sectarian discrimination, its violence against civilians, and its violations of human rights.</p> <p>Fourth, engage with Russia and other powers to get the United Nations to take the lead in organizing international negotiations for a political solution to the crisis now enveloping Iraq as well as Syria. Those talks must include all sides, including non-violent Syrian and Iraqi activists, civil society organizations, women, and representatives of refugees and displaced people forced from their homes. All relevant outside parties, including Iran, must be included. Building on the success of the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran, Washington should continue to broaden its engagement with Tehran with the goal of helping to bring the Syrian and Iraqi wars to an immediate end.</p> <p>Fifth, get help to the people who need it. The Iraq war is creating an enormous new refugee and humanitarian crisis, escalating the crisis of the Syrian war, and spreading across the entire region. The United States has pledged one of the largest grants of humanitarian aid for refugees from Syria, but it is still too small, and much of it has not been paid out. Simultaneously with the announcement of an immediate arms embargo, Washington should announce a major increase in humanitarian assistance for all refugees in the region to be made immediately available to UN agencies, and call on other countries to do the same.</p> <p>This is how wars can be stopped.</p> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 12:16:11 -0500 Nancy Wade http://www.wadeincongress.org/drop_humanitarian_aid_not_bombs_in_iraq No New War in Iraq <p><strong>I am 100% opposed to any new U.S. military intervention in Iraq.  My Democratic opponent is not. #NoNewWar</strong></p> <p>I call on my opponent to step up to his constitutionally mandated duty to vote on whether the country will go to war. I call on him and the rest of Congress to vote “NO” as a vote for peace, as I would. We can have peace, we ought to expect peace, and we should not accept anything but peace, not ever-greater destruction.  </p> <p>The American people must have the opportunity to have their representatives openly debate this fool-hardy, disastrous course the military-industrial-political cabal is intent on forcing upon us. We have been down this road paved with lies from the warmongers before.</p> <p>Since the war in Iraq has officially ended the President now has a constitutional requirement to ask Congress to vote on a declaration of war before sending any further armaments or military to Iraq. The original <a title="AUMF in Iraq" href="http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-107publ243/html/PLAW-107publ243.htm" target="_blank">Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) in Iraq</a> does not apply to this situation. Kevin Zeese, the Attorney General for the <a title="Green Shadow Cabinet" href="http://greenshadowcabinet.us/" target="_blank">Green Shadow Cabinet</a>, cites the relevant language:</p> <p style="text-align: left; padding-left: 30px;">SEC. 3. AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES. </p> <p style="text-align: left; padding-left: 30px;">(a) Authorization.–The President is authorized to use the Armed Forces of the United States as he determines to be necessary and appropriate in order to–</p> <p style="text-align: left; padding-left: 30px;">(1) defend the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq; and</p> <p style="text-align: left; padding-left: 30px;">(2) enforce all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq. </p> <p>Zeese points out that:</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">It is a vast stretch to claim that Iraq poses any threat to the United States. Iraq does not have the capacity to threaten the United States. A change in government in Iraq does not change that basic reality. The U.S., with the most powerful military in the world history, is quite capable of defending itself against Iraq. Regarding the second clause, there are no current UN resolutions regarding Iraq that would authorize a military attack by the United States.</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">Beyond the U.S. Constitution and domestic law, there is <a title="International Law" href="http://www.un.org/en/documents/charter/chapter7.shtml" target="_blank">international law</a> to consider. Attacking another country with military force is the gravest crime a country can commit. A military attack is only allowed if authorized by the United Nations or if a country is under direct attack. Neither is true in the current situation in Iraq.</p> <p><strong>As your Green Party candidate for Congress I demand that the rule of law be respected: Congress, call for a vote on </strong><strong>whether the country will go to war</strong><strong>. President Obama, respect constitutional and international law. Pursue policies of peace, not war!</strong><strong></strong></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 07:47:31 -0500 Nancy Wade http://www.wadeincongress.org/no_new_war_in_iraq Join Me to Stop the TPP! Feb. 1 <p>My opponent Mike Quigley recently stated his support for the TPP Race to the Bottom in Crain’s Chicago Business. Let’s let him know his position is unacceptable and voters have a Green Party progressive choice! </p> <p>Join me to show him what standing up for jobs and the environment looks like! We will have signs and a banner for Nancy Wade for Congress. </p> <p>When: Saturday. Feb. 1, 11:40 am</p> <p>Where: Jonquil Park, 1001 W. Wrightwood at the intersection of Lincoln, Sheffield, and Wrightwood. We will march to Quigley's office nearby at 3223 N. Sheffield </p> <p>The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement is like NAFTA on steroids. It is a corporate coup negotiated in near-total secrecy, even from Congress, to undermine labor, the environment, and democracy. Obama wants it to pass on the Fast Track, an arrangement that bypasses Congress's constitutional right to approve trade treaties. </p> <p> I support Fair Trade agreements that protect the labor, human rights, economy, environment and domestic industry of partner and recipient nations so that the growth of local industry and agriculture has the advantage over foreign corporate domination. Agreements that protect democracy not crush it. I oppose the TPP because it would further subjugate us to corporate power. See more at http://www.wadeincongress.org/blog. </p> <p>Thank you for your support for Wade In Congress!</p> <p><a href="http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140102/BLOGS02/140109985/fight-builds-to-give-obama-fast-track-trade-authority">http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140102/BLOGS02/140109985/fight-builds-to-give-obama-fast-track-trade-authority</a></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:58:21 -0600 Nancy Wade http://www.wadeincongress.org/join_me_to_stop_the_tpp_feb_1 Quigley Promises Not to Decide on Democracy-Busting TPP <p>The Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would grant enormous new powers to corporations, is a massive assault on democracy, says Public Citizen's Executive Director Lori Wallach. <a title="Nafta On Steroids" href="http://www.thenation.com/article/168627/nafta-steroids#" target="_blank">She has dubbed it “NAFTA on Steroids.”</a> President Obama wants to use <a title="Fast Track" href="http://www.hightowerlowdown.org/node/3402#.Up0okcS1xcY" target="_blank">Fast Track authority</a> to force a straight up-or-down vote without any amendments on this corporate coup d'etat – a document Congress has been forbidden from seeing. </p> <p>You might not have heard about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, or TPP. That’s because the negotiations and the agreement itself have been shrouded in secrecy, even from the U.S. Congress. Yet the TPP is poised to usher in vast powers for corporations, powers that will override the laws of nations, including the U.S., and bring new corporate rights to undermine environmental and health laws, offshore millions of American jobs, flood the US with untested food products, extend the duration of medical patents, restrict Internet use, and much more.</p> <p>I support Fair Trade agreements that protect the labor, human rights, economy, environment and domestic industry of partner and recipient nations so that the growth of local industry and agriculture has the advantage over foreign corporate domination. Agreements that protect democracy not crush it. I oppose the TPP because it would further subjugate us to corporate power.</p> <p>Where does the 5<sup>th</sup> District incumbent stand on this threat to our jobs, health, environment, and democracy? If you’ve been reading this blog regularly I’ll bet you can guess.</p> <p>In an effort to combat the TPP threat 151 House Democrats have signed the <a title="DeLauro-Miller Letter" href="http://www.exposethetpp.org/DeLauro_Fast_Track_Letter.pdf" target="_blank">DeLauro-Miller letter</a> opposing Fast Track and demanding more transparency on the proposed agreement. <a title="DeLauro-Miller letter signers" href="http://www.citizenstrade.org/ctc/blog/2013/11/13/congress-voices-bipartisan-opposition-fast-track/" target="_blank">Mike Quigley is not one of them.</a>  Instead, he has said in a public meeting when questioned on the TPP that he gave the White House his word that he wouldn't make up his mind on the TPP until the White House made a decision, TPP activist Jim Coleman reports.</p> <p>In other words, Quigley is perfectly happy to give up his constitutional authority to regulate trade. He is unconcerned about an agreement that he has not seen but that would override his own authority to make laws and represent his constituents.</p> <p>The DeLauro-Miller letter states, “we remain deeply troubled by the continued lack of adequate congressional consultation in many areas of the proposed pact”. And:</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">… the TPP FTA [Free Trade Agreement] will include binding obligations that touch upon a wide swath of policy matters under the authority of Congress. Beyond traditional tariff issues these include policies related to labor, patent and copyright, land use, food, agriculture and product standards, natural resources, the environment, professional licensing, state-owned enterprises and government procurement policies, as well as financial, healthcare, energy, telecommunications and other service sector regulations.</p> <p>It goes on to re-assert the constitutional right of Congress to set the terms of trade.</p> <p>Republicans have also recognized the <a title="Republicans oppose Fast Track of TPP" href="http://jones.house.gov/press-release/gop-house-members-oppose-fast-track-trade-promotion-authority" target="_blank">threat Fast Tracking the TPP represents</a>. Twenty-three of them have signed a letter by Walter Jones (R-NC) saying they do not agree to give their constitutional authority over trade agreements to the executive branch.</p> <p>Let Mike Quigley know that his shameful unwillingness to stand up for his constituents is unacceptable. I will be in the primary election March 18, 2014. Vote for a progressive Green Party champion willing and able to stand up for the people of the 5<sup>th</sup>!</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 11:08:56 -0600 Nancy Wade http://www.wadeincongress.org/quigley_promises_not_to_decide_on_democracy_busting_tpp Humanitarian Aid to Syrians, Not Bombs <p>I am opposed to U.S. military intervention in Syria on practical and moral grounds. Unlike my opponent, I do not have to check with my donors in the military industrial complex before I take a principled stand. I would vote No when the House considers the President’s request to bomb Syria.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 20:09:00 -0500 Nancy Wade http://www.wadeincongress.org/humanitarian_aid_to_syrians_not_bombs A Better Choice: Protect and Expand Social Security <p>I hear from time to time, “Why are you running against Quigley? He’s one of the better Democrats.”</p> <p>To begin with, the expression “better” Democrats is debatable when all of them are answerable to their corporate donors before anyone else. However, if we accept for the sake of discussion that there are “better” Democrats, is Quigley one of them?</p> <p>For instance, my opponent has been given the opportunity many times to publicly state that he will support Social Security. He hasn’t done it. </p> <p>The organization The Other 98% compiled a chart of how representatives stand on every major letter, resolution, or bill since 2010 opposing cuts to Social Security benefits—especially the chained CPI. <a title="Other 98% chart" href="http://other98.com/take-the-no-cuts-to-social-security-pledge/" target="_blank">The chart shows that Quigley has rejected seven public opportunities since 2010 to take a stand</a> in favor of protecting  the most successful anti-poverty program in our nation’s history. He won’t protect Grandma.</p> <p>I will protect seniors, but simply pledging not to cut Social Security is not enough. What our seniors need is an expansion of Social Security with a reduction in the retirement age. I propose setting the retirement age at 58, rather than pushing the retirement age ever higher. This will allow more of our young people to take the jobs vacated by seniors. The <a title="Youth unemployment rate" href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/alejandrochafuen/2013/06/26/nosebleed-youth-unemployment-will-the-u-s-follow-the-sclerotic-lead-of-europe/" target="_blank">unemployment rate for youth is now 16.2 %,</a> more than twice the rate for older workers. The <a title="Largest Employer- Military" href="http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2012/03/27/worlds-largest-employer-youll-never-guess/" target="_blank">biggest employer of our young people now is the military</a>, which is entirely funded by tax dollars. The tax money spent to send our young people into harm’s way would be far better spent in respecting and supporting our seniors and making space in the job market for youth.</p> <p>In addition, I propose increasing the benefits allocated to seniors by 10% for those whose incomes are up to three times the poverty level. Low income seniors must spend their money on everyday needs. Such an increase in benefits would not only increase their quality of life but be a boost to the economy since it would create a lasting demand for everything they need, from groceries to home repair. Funding this increase in benefits could come from a <a title="Wall Street transaction tax" href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ralph-nader/financial-transactions-tax_b_3109421.html" target="_blank">small tax on Wall Street speculation, which would generate $350 billion of in revenue every year.</a></p> <p>It’s time to support a candidate who stands for progressive principles. My opponent stands for undermining the safety net for seniors. I stand for strengthening it in ways that also strengthen our country. We must invest in our youth and our seniors and thereby benefit our economy. Which choice is better is clear.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 21:44:06 -0500 Nancy Wade http://www.wadeincongress.org/a_better_choice_protect_and_expand_social_security March with Nancy in Pride 2013 <p><strong>Join Team Nancy in the 2013 Pride Parade in Chicago this Sunday 6/30. Let us know you are coming on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/181184292042853/">Facebook</a>.</strong></p> <p> <span><span class="fsl">Show your Green Party PRIDE by marching with us in the Chicago PRIDE parade on Sunday June 30!<br><br> Be sure to WEAR GREEN! We'll have signs on hand!<br><br> TIME: Meet at 11:15-11:30. Parade steps off at 12pm<br><br> PLACE: Meet at Sheridan and Sunnyside (WEST SIDE)<br><br> We are entry #10. Look for the Green Party signs and banners!<br><br> Green Party Pride Parade Day Contact:<br> Walter<br> walter@wadeincongress.org<br> 773-609-5087</span></span></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 09:09:00 -0500 Walter Pituc http://www.wadeincongress.org/march_with_nancy_in_pride_2013 Standing Against the Surveillance State <p>In my last blog post, entitled “Rep. Quigley Votes to Spy on You”, I pledged to stand against bringing blanket surveillance to this country. At that time, I believed, like most of us, that blanket surveillance had not yet come.</p> <p>I was appalled that Mike Quigley had just <a title="CISPA" href="http://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security-technology-and-liberty/cispa-explainer-2-whom-can-information-be-shared" target="_blank">voted in favor of CISPA</a> (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act), thereby supporting snooping into all our emails, Internet searches, and Facebook posts. He voted to shred our constitutional right to be protected from unreasonable search.</p> <p>It was bad enough for Mike Quigley to be in favor of Big Brother stalking our every move on the Internet. Now the courageous whistleblower <a title="Edward Snowden" href="http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/476785/20130610/what-prism-who-edward-snowden-nsa-spying.htm" target="_blank">Edward Snowden has outed the National Security Agency (NSA)</a> for its surveillance of millions of Americans' cellphone calls and Internet use. Big Brother and blanket surveillance are here – and have been here for some time.</p> <p>What is Mike Quigley’s response?</p> <p>Silence.</p> <p>Why isn’t Mike Quigley calling loudly for a Congressional investigation into the NSA? Why isn’t he proposing legislation to stop the NSA's apparatus of spying on every American?</p> <p>How can he? He already voted in favor of it.</p> <p>As your Representative I would call on Congress to protect our constitutional rights, to investigate NSA abuses.  That's what should be happening now in light of Edward Snowden's revelations.  But our current Congress is full of people, both Republicans and Democrats, who have no interest in upholding the Constitution and defending our rights.  If we want Washington to be accountable, we're going to have to remove the people from office who aren't interested in truly fighting for us.</p> <p>We cannot allow the apparatus of oppression to stand unopposed and unquestioned. I will keep speaking out against the surveillance state.  The next time you see Mike Quigley or contact his office, ask why he supports blanket surveillance and why he doesn't support the Bill of Rights.  And then tell him that he's lost yet another vote – yours.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 11:10:04 -0500 Nancy Wade http://www.wadeincongress.org/standing_against_the_surveillance_state Rep. Quigley Votes to Spy on You <p>Imagine this: It’s worse than <em>1984</em>.  Now Big Brother is in your computer. It’s 2013, and the U.S. Treasury, National Security Agency, and the Department of Homeland Security are monitoring and recording all your emails, Internet searches, and Facebook posts. Everything you read, write, and think about can be tracked by the government, without the permission of any court of law.</p> <p>Let me be clear, this nightmare scenario has not yet actually come true. But the bill that would allow it to happen passed the House on April 18 and Mike Quigley, my opponent, voted for it. </p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 21:48:51 -0500 Nancy Wade http://www.wadeincongress.org/rep_quigley_votes_to_spy_on_you Tar Sands Oil Threatens Lake Michigan <p>The debate over the Keystone XL pipeline may seem distant. As it turns out, the threat is very immediate for us – if Canadian company Enbridge gets its way toxic tar sands oil could be spilled into Lake Michigan, from which we draw our drinking water.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:40:41 -0500 Nancy Wade http://www.wadeincongress.org/tar_sands_oil_threatens_lake_michigan Success for Wade In Congress! <p>We did it! We got close to 6% of the vote. This is a huge step forward for the Green Party in the 5<sup>th</sup> district. It means that instead of having to get 5,000 plus signatures of registered voters to get our candidate on the ballot we’ll only need a few hundred next election cycle. Piece of cake.</p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 19:58:00 -0600 Nancy Wade http://www.wadeincongress.org/success_for_wade_in_congress 5th Congressional District candidates look at jobs and apathy <p>Nancy Wade and the 5th Congressional race profiled on Medill:</p> <blockquote> <p>Nancy Lynn Wade, 57, the Green Party candidate running for Congress, said the solution to joblessness is to increase revenue through reduction in the military budget, a transaction tax on Wall Street, and a tax on the very wealthy and corporations. “This would create jobs nationwide and would affect my district as well,” Wade said.</p> </blockquote> <p>Read the fully story <a href="http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=208978&amp;terms=green%20party" title="jobs and apathy" target="_blank">here</a> or continue below.</p> Sun, 04 Nov 2012 12:54:00 -0600 Walter Pituc http://www.wadeincongress.org/5th_congressional_district_candidates_look_at_jobs_and_apathy Against the odds, Illinois Green Party plays a long game <p>Nancy Wade featured on Medill<em>:</em></p> <blockquote> <p>Nancy Wade, one of two Illinois Greens running for Congress this year, still believes the party’s support is greater than recent elections have shown. Wade is running against U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Chicago), who easily beat his last Green Party challenger. But Wade says the 9,000 signatures she collected to secure ballot access proves her party's popularity.</p> </blockquote> <p>Read the fully story <a href="http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=209665" title="Against the odds" target="_blank">here</a> or continue below.</p> Sun, 04 Nov 2012 12:48:00 -0600 Walter Pituc http://www.wadeincongress.org/against Nancy Addresses PDA Illinois <p id="eow-description"><strong> IL-5 Green Party Congressional candidate Nancy Wade addresses PDA Chicago's membership, October 9, 2012</strong></p> <p style="color: #071af7;"><a href="http://www.wadeincongress.org/nancy_addresses_pda_illinois" target="_self"><strong>Click to watch the video...</strong></a></p> <p> </p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 22:38:00 -0500 Walter Pituc http://www.wadeincongress.org/nancy_addresses_pda_illinois Vote Green or Red, But Not Blue <h2><strong><em>Vote Green or Red, But Not Blue</em><br /></strong></h2> <p> Patrick Boylan wrote an editorial that featured Nancy Wade's campaign on 10/17 in the <a href="http://www.wellesparkbulldog.com/columns/ampersand/part-1-vote-green-or-red-but-not-blue" target="_blank">Welles Park Bulldog</a><em>:</em></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">"Do you want to make a difference this election? Vote for Nancy Wade. Wade is as progressive as anyone in this race, intelligent and will represent the district well. And electing Wade will send a message to the people who think your vote doesn’t matter. They think they own that seat, not you."</p> <p><a href="http://www.wellesparkbulldog.com/columns/ampersand/part-1-vote-green-or-red-but-not-blue" target="_blank">Read more here...</a> or continue reading below.</p> <p> </p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 22:26:00 -0500 Walter Pituc http://www.wadeincongress.org/vote_green_or_red_but_not Democracy Burlesque Improv and Wade for Congress <div class="text_exposed_root text_exposed" id="id_508431fc2bcd13d17144658">Join us for some politics and comedy! AND support the Nancy Wade for Congress campaign (mention Wade for Congress upon purchase and part of the proceeds go to the campaign).<br /><br /> DEMOCRACY BURLESQUE, Chicago's best political sketch comedy show presents…<br /> CITIZENS INCITED! 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Clark St.<br /> Chicago, IL 60640<br /> 7:15p-9:00p<br /> $15 Adults<br /> $10 Students</div> </div> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 12:34:00 -0500 Walter Pituc http://www.wadeincongress.org/democracy_burlesque_improv_and_wade_for_congress Quigley Supports Attacks on Civil Liberties <p>I pledge that when elected I will not vote for laws that infringe on and erode our constitutional protections against unreasonable search and seizure afforded to American citizens. That is not a claim my opponent, Mike Quigley, can make.</p> <p>Quigley just voted to extend warrantless spying on you and me for the next five years. He joined Republicans in voting to deny our civil liberties and further weaken our democracy and freedoms.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 20:39:58 -0500 Nancy Wade http://www.wadeincongress.org/quigley_supports_attacks_on_civil_liberties Greens Nancy Wade turning up heat on Rep Quigley <p>From <em>Examiner.com:</em></p> <blockquote> <p>Green Party nominee and Quigley opponent, Nancy Wade, isn’t the type to go all the way to Washington DC just to sit around and be a quiet rubber-stamp for gridlock-producing party leaders.</p> <p>‘Our country is in crisis and to solve our problems we must get our priorities straight,’ Wade says on her campaign <a href="/index.html" rel="nofollow">website</a>, ‘There are no shortages of viable, progressive solutions to the economic and environmental challenges facing us. What is lacking is political fortitude. We need champions for the solutions we know exist, champions who are not beholden to corporate donors.’</p> </blockquote> <p>Read the fully story <a href="http://www.examiner.com/article/greens-nancy-wade-turning-up-heat-on-rep-quigley" title="Turning up the Heat" target="_blank">here</a> or continue below.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:20:00 -0500 Walter Pituc http://www.wadeincongress.org/_greens_nancy_wade_turning_up_heat_on_rep_quigley Nancy Wade on TMI with Aldous Tyler <div><strong>Nancy Wade joined <a href="http://tmiwithaldous.podbean.com/">Aldous Tyler</a> on TMI on Saturday 9/15.</strong></div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;">"Nancy Wade, the Green Party candidate for Illinois' 5th Congressional District, who has been out in support of the CTU strike all week, and is a truly progressive champion."</div> <div></div> <div><strong>Listen to Nancy here:</strong></div> <div> <p><a href="http://media18.podbean.com/pb/67909d4fbb58da475a2d8c343781a60f/505606b1/blogs18/277546/uploads/2012-09-15-tmi-nancy-wade.mp3">Play Interview</a></p> </div> Sun, 16 Sep 2012 11:59:00 -0500 Walter Pituc http://www.wadeincongress.org/nancy_wade_on_tmi_with_aldous_tyler Nancy Wade Stands with Chicago Teachers Union <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday September 10, 2012</span><br />CONTACT:<br />Nancy Wade <span style="color: #000000; line-height: 20.46px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto;">773-850-1629</span> <a href="http://nancy@wadeincongress.org" target="_blank" style="color: #c52e26; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none;">nancy@wadeincongress.org</a><br />Walter Pituc, Campaign Manager 773-609-5087 <a href="http://walter@wadeincongress.org" target="_blank" style="color: #c52e26; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none;">walter@wadeincongress.org</a></p> <div style="text-align: center;">- - -</div> <p><em>Green Party candidate Nancy Wade released the following statement after the Chicago Teachers Union issued a strike starting at Midnight on September 10:</em><br />As a longtime teacher and as the Green Party candidate for IL’s 5<sup>th</sup> U.S. Congressional district, I would like to announce my unequivocal support for the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) in its labor dispute with the Chicago Public Schools.  The scope of the teachers’ demands, which they have clearly articulated, extends beyond salary and job security to offer a comprehensive blueprint for addressing systemic problems such as class size, adequate facilities, and more support staff.  By contrast, rather than negotiating in good faith, Mayor Emanuel, his handpicked school board, and various corporate front groups have continued to scapegoat teachers for the failures of misguided local policies and for chronic city budget woes not created by the teachers.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 10:35:16 -0500 Walter Pituc http://www.wadeincongress.org/nancy_wade_stands_with_chicago_teachers_union