William Cousins

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Hon. William Cousins, Jr.

Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights

In November 1967, William Cousins signed a Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights advertisement in the Hyde Park-Kenwood Voices opposing efforts by Senator Dirksen to re-institute the McCarran Subversive Activities Control Act of 1950.[1]

Defending the Public, Our Families, and Our Communities

A forum "Defending the Public, Our Families, and Our Communities" was held Saturday, April 9, 2011, Chicago Temple, 77 West Washington, Chicago.

Join progressive leaders and activists to discuss strategies for defending our rights to earn, learn, and live in dignity. In the wake of the all-out attack against workers' rights and against programs that help our communities, it is more important than ever to come together across movements and push to realize a vision of FDR's "Second Bill of Rights." Panelists will discuss a roadmap to fight back and push for progressive priorities including ending wars and militarism; enhancing workers' rights; and developing economic policies that promote jobs and communities instead of corporate profits.

Program:

Emcee: Lori Challinor ­ DuPage Peace Through Justice Coalition

Opening Remarks: Jesus Garcia ­ Cook County Commissioner, 7th District

Panelists:

Keynote: Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI"Towards a New New Deal: A 21st Century Full Employment Act"[2]

References

  1. Hyde Park-Kenwood Voices, Nov. 1967
  2. [ http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng135.html, New ground 135, March -- April, 2011]