Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Capitol Fax: Quinn attends huge anti-Rahm rally


[VIDEO] Rich Miller shares this video of a rally that took place at the UIC Forum yesterday. He describes this rally as a "blatantly anti-Rahm rally". This rally was alluded to in a status from RAGE's FB page.

If you read Miller's CapFax at times you may have seen reports how Gov. Quinn and Mayor Emanuel seem to butt heads at times. Now that it's about time for re-election for Quinn next year and Emanuel in 2015, it was noted by Miller that while "He didn’t really say all that much, but his presence at that rally likely won’t go unnoticed by the 5th Floor." The Governor's remarks are at about the 1hr 28min mark in the vid embedded above.

NOTE: The original vid was taken down on YouTube at some point and I added the most recent uploaded vid of this event by CAN-TV.

A lot of quotes were taken by this Tribune article about the "Take Back Chicago" rally from yesterday. In RAGE's status this was described as a rally of "thousands of community & union members to launch a powerful shared economic justice platform!!". Furthermore they also noted that "We are full support of #takebackchicago - We continue our work because we want to #takebackenglewood too!!

Speaking of re-election for the Mayor in 2015 could two Alderman possibly be angling to run for Mayor in about 16 months. This WBEZ article explores that possibility, although I could believe Bob Fioretti (2nd) might be more apt for a run than Scott Waguespack (32nd) since Fioretti has been essentially drawn out of his near south side ward in the remap.

4 comments:

  1. Not sure if RAGE is a 501(c)(3) group. Couldn't seem to find that immediately on their website. But if they are, they better be careful with anything of a political nature. Given the election climate that will be coming up for 2014/2015, they could find themselves clearly in the cross-hairs of some serious repercussions. Just saying!

    Remember, when it comes to public funding (TIFFs and such), they are supposed to be at the top of the heap.

    Of course, if they haven't got that 501 (c)(3) status then they can go at it––big-time railing––for control of their community. Chicago is notorious for not wanting community activists to have say or input on what their community really needs and wants.

    Go luck Team Englewood because nobody wants a Bwana!

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  2. Their website is rageenglewood.org. The mayor is worried about them.

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  3. I agree the mayor is not concerned about R.A.G.E. but we think all elected officials should be concerned about our Englewood Votes Campaign, where we are really trying to kick up our voter turn out numbers in Englewood. This could impact the general election...And also by the way we are NOT a 501c3. Thanks!

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  4. I agree the mayor is not concerned about R.A.G.E. but we think all elected officials should be concerned about our Englewood Votes Campaign, where we are really trying to kick up our voter turn out numbers in Englewood. This could impact the general election...And also by the way we are NOT a 501c3. Thanks!

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