We started at the Thompson Center with a successful kick-off event that showcased our talented Chicago artists, musicians and the soulful testimonies of our community leaders who desire a better Illinois. We then took our upbeat fire to the Chicago Board of Trades, so that they know that we the Illinois people will make sure to hold them and Springfield accountable for the Illinois budget crisis. Eight miles later we finished the day with fellow supporters, Brighton Park Neighborhood Council and community members near Archer and Springfield.
Since then the Marchers have finished eight of their seventeen day walk, but they have not done it alone! It is clear, since day one, that people around Illinois are hungry for a better future: with cheers and honks from Chicago to Will County–where more than 60 people turned out to our listening tour at the Will County Senior Center on Wednesday night. The support Chicago to has been positive including coverage from the press.
We are not done yet keep tabs on the Marchers progress through the March to Springfield twitter page and/or join us on Tuesday, May 30th in Springfield to walk the final ½ mile to the State capitol!
P.S. Please give today to help us tell the stories of the people of Illinois! Let’s ensure the media talks about the budget from the perspective of our needs and our communities, not as a battle between Gov. Rauner and Speaker Madigan.