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IIRON is a good source for journalists seeking grassroots sources to speak about issues of economic and racial justice. Watch this 9 minute video featuring our leaders speaking about IIRON’s analysis about what’s wrong with our economy and the long-term agenda we’re organizing to win so that the economy can work for everyone.
IIRON is a leading member of the Fair Economy Illinois coalition seeking to bring corporate tax transparency and close corporate tax loopholes in Illinois.
Press Coverage & Mentions
Crain’s Chicago Business (2/19/14): The Reason Most Illinois Companies Don’t Pay State Income Taxes
The Hill (1/12/14): Federal Budget Woes & Lessons from the State, by George Goehl of National People’s Action
Chicago Tribune – Front Page Article (1/20/14): Activists at MLK Event Tie Equality to Wages
WLS ABC 7 – Originally a 2.5 Minute Segment (1/19/14): MLK Celebration Pushes Economic Equality
Progress Illinois (1/19/14): Chicagoans Hold MLK Day Rally, Discuss Socioeconomic Issues & Legislation
Huffington Post (1/20/14): Progressive Activists Reclaim MLK’s “Radical” Legacy on Wage Equality
Chicago Tribune (10/24/13): Doors Still Closed to Corporate Tax Disclosure Bill
Chicago Sun-Times Business Blog (9/27/13): Corporate Tax Disclosure – End to Legalize Bribery or Hostile Action
WLS ABC 7 (9/27/13): Fair Economy Illinois Speaks Out Against Corporate Tax Dodging
Progress Illinois (9/27/13): State Hearing Reignites Debate over Corporate Tax Disclosure in Illinois
CAN-TV: Durbinville full event coverage, live streamed on Thursday, December 6 at noon
Newstips by Curtis Black: “Durbinville Dramatizes Safety Net Cuts”
WBEZ Chicago Public Radio: “Activists Occupy Shantytown at Federal Plaza”
Getty Images: Durbinville Photograph, Another Getty Images photo made the Washington Post Pictures of the Day but is no longer available online.
Progress Illinois: Illinoisans Erect Shantytown to Call for Fair Fiscal Cliff Solutions
In These Times: Activists Arrested Confronting Dick Durbin about “Fiscal Cliff” on November 9, 2012
Progress Illinois: Clergy Smash Golden Calf to Press Dick Durbin to Serve People’s Interest in Fiscal Cliff Negotiations on November 8, 2012
Chicago Tribune: “Business Tax Breaks Under State Microscope”, March 3, 2012, Although we are not mentioned in the article, Make Wall Street Pay Illinois (of which IIRON is a member) co-released the Good Jobs First report that is heavily cited in this article.
Riverbender.com and WBGZ: Fat Cat Rally
Progress Illinois: Chicagoans Call On Quinn to Close Corporate Tax Loopholes
The Chicago Reporter: Activists in Illinois Push to Tip Scales in Favor of Civil Society
Progress Illinois: Number of the Week: 6,230
Progress Illinois: Southside Organization Gives “Occupy” New Meaning
Sun Times: Occupy Draws on MLK’s Legacy
Past Press Releases
January 19, 2014 - 2,400 Call for Racial, Income Equality in Chicago’s Largest Multi-Racial Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
February 20, 2012 – Jobs MIA Despite Costly Corporate Tax Breaks
January 19, 2012 – South Side Community Leaders Liberate Vacant, Foreclosed Home
January 17, 2012 – Northsiders March on Bank of America to Stop Evanston Foreclosure