There are many actions underway to win workers rights and push Congress on people's needs. Among them is the Health Care for the Holidays campaign.
One survivor calls the legislation "one-sided, unfair and unnecessary."
WASHINGTON - The federal government shutdown for the first half of October, imposed by tea party Republicans who refused to fund the government unless they could kill the Affordable Care Act, pushed the nation's jobless rate up that month by 0.1percent to 7.3 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.
Last week the Illinois Watchdog published an article that trivialized the effects of the Nov. 1 SNAP benefit cuts, stating they were "neither a surprise nor a problem."
Residents testified mainly on the impact of cuts to mental health clinics, public worker retiree health care and education.