Chicago South Side Political Organizing Committee

Chicago South Side Political Organizing Committee Chicago South Side Political Organizing Committee (SPOC) is organized to inspire and coordinate progressive grassroots political action. Chicago SPOC is a committee of progressive thinking community of people that have come together to encourage democracy and action for government and public policy that is based in an agenda of social justice.

We are a political action committee in support of community based activities.

Mission: "We are the ones we are waiting for." We seek sincerity and commitment to public policy.

I just sent message to State Representative and Chairman of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus and I would like to as...
05/23/2012
Eddie Lee Jackson

I just sent message to State Representative and Chairman of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus and I would like to ask each of you to contact your State Representative and State Senator on this urgent matter. I added at the bottom contact information to the legislature. This is urgent because the may vote on this today or tomorrow. If you think this doesn't effect you, it does because it may effect someone you know or someone close to you that you didn't know needed help.

Rep.Davis,
I have just been made aware that your Republican Colleagues have proposed to attack the quality of life people living with HIV and AIDS and we need the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus to stop this.

What is proposed is for Medicaid to stop funding combination or what you may know as cocktail drug treatment for over 11,300 people living with HIV/AIDS. You are aware that at least 49% of these people are African-American more commonly we know all of these people have financial limitation and the proposal would regulate the most needy to sub-standard care.

The Republicans are saying that combination drugs are a luxury and cost saving. It is not a luxury. The combination together is a better treatment not because it cost more, but because it enhances the quality of life. Further, they come to there conclusions with no medical support, but speculation on the lives of people they don't know and don't care about. It never fails to catch my attention that the very same people that talk about the Right to Life are the very same ones that consistently fall short of human compassion for those living on earth. Several years ago here in Chicago speaking before the American Medical Association (AMA) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said the measure of the a society's humanity is how the provide medical care.

This proposed treatment is prescription of hostility toward poor people and it is wrong on so many levels. I am calling upon the Black Caucus to speak loudly with conviction that you value ever life.This action is a part of national strategy if they win it here in treating people bad they will carry this effort all over the country. I won't even go into the arguments against the effects of budget cuts you know it better then I, but this is about people's lives. As I have told you before I still go to funerals for Black people that are dying of complications of HIV. We haven't had the greatest of success in turning around this in our communities and partly because the barriers to treatment. This attack on medication is a combination of the its own of thinly veiled classism and racism.

Governor Quinn has backed down from his proposal to restrict access to HIV medications for people on Medicaid living with HIV. There can not be talk of limiting the number of drugs for inferior drug treatment.

These proposals will have dangerous unintended consequences for HIV/AIDS patients, their families, healthcare providers, the public health and the state. If enacted, they risk reversing decades of progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and will put in jeopardy the U.S. government’s stated goal of achieving an “AIDS-free generation.”

CONTACT INFORMATION
Governor’s Office:
Governor Pat Quinn
[email protected]

Legislative Leaders:
Representative Michael J. Madigan
Speaker of the House
(217) 782-5350
[email protected]

Representative Sara Feigenholtz
Chair, Human Services Appropriations
(217) 782-8062
[email protected]

Representative Greg Harris
Chair, Human Services Committee
(217) 782-3835
[email protected]

Senator John J. Cullerton
President of the Senate
Senator 6th District
(217) 782-2728
[email protected]

Senator Heather Steans
Vice Chair, Human Services
(217) 782-8492
[email protected]

Black Caucus:
Representative Monique D. Davis
27th District
(217) 782-0010
[email protected]

Representative William Davis
30th District
(217) 782-8197
[email protected]

Representative Kimberly du Buclet
26th District
(217) 782-2023
[email protected]

Representative Marlow Colvin
33rd District
(773) 783-8492
[email protected]

Representative Monique Davis
27th District
(773) 445-9700
[email protected]

Representative Kenneth Dunkin
5th District
(217) 782-4535
[email protected]

Representative Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
33rd District
(217) 782-8272
[email protected]

Representative Mary E. Flowers
31st District
(217) 782-4207
[email protected]

Representative La Shawn K. Ford
8th District
(217) 782-5962
[email protected]

Representative Esther Golar
6th District
(217) 782-5971
([email protected]

Representative Jehan Gordon
92nd District
(309) 681-1992
[email protected]

Representative Constance A. Howard
34th District
(217) 782-6476
[email protected]

Representative Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr.
114th District
(217) 782-5951
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eddie-Lee-Jackson/108617845828746

Representative Charles E. Jefferson
67th District
(217) 782-3167
[email protected]

Representative Thaddeus Jones
29th District
(217) 782-8087
[email protected]

Representative Camille Y. Lilly
78th District
(217) 782-6400
[email protected]

Representative Rita Mayfield
60th District
(217) 558-1012
[email protected]

Representative Al Riley
(708) 799-4364
[email protected]

Representative Derrick Smith
10th District
(217) 782-8077
[email protected]

Representative André M. Thapedi
32nd District
(217) 782-1702
[email protected]

Representative Arthur Turner
9th District
(217) 782-8116
[email protected]

Representative Karen A. Yarbrough
7th District
(708) 615-1747
[email protected]

Senator James F. Clayborne, Jr.
Senator 57th District
(217) 782-5399
[email protected]

Senator Annazette R. Collins
Senator 5th District
(217) 782-6252
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Senator-Annazette-R-Collins/229395563759019

Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins
Senator 16th District
(217) 782-1607
[email protected]

Senator Mattie Hunter
Senator 3rd District
(217) 782-5966
[email protected]

Senator Toi W. Hutchinson
Senator 40th District
(217) 782-7419
[email protected]

Senator Emil Jones, III
Senator 14th District
(217) 782-9573
[email protected]

Senator Kimberly A. Lightford
Senator 4th District
Assistant Majority Leader
(217) 782-8505
[email protected]

Senator James T. Meeks
Senator 15th District
(217) 782-8066
https://www.facebook.com/JamesTMeeks

Senator Kwame Raoul
Senator 13th District
(217) 782-5338
[email protected]

Senator Donne E. Trotter
Senator 17th District
Majority Caucus Chair
(217) 782-3201
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Illinois-State-Senator-Donne-E-Trotter/16266794378834

Eddie Lee Jackson is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 114th District since his appointment on January 9, 2009 to replace Wyvetter H. Younge. The district includes Alorton, Belleville, Brooklyn, Cahokia, Centreville, East St. Louis, Fairview Heights, Mascoutah, Millstadt, O'Fallon, Sauget, Scott Air Force Base, Shiloh, Swansea and Washington Park.

02/28/2012

Good day in preparation of our membership meeting next Wednesday, March 8, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at Jim's Woodlawn Tap located 1172 East 55th Street. Please consider that since we our a small group and newly revived, that we might best be effective focusing on one or two races and concentrate our efforts. Further we have had two candidates come seeking our support: Christian Mitchell candidate for State Representative of the 26th District and Fariah Bagai candidate for Congress of the 3rd district. As you know there were scheduling difficulty and other matters of concern why we couldn't continue with the original plan of joining with the NAACP Southside candidate forum. Please come to the meeting Wednesday prepared to decide which races you think we need to support and which candidates you prefer. If you can not attend only if you have heard or attended a forum or our meeting last month that you can vote. Everyone is invited to attend and speak. After this vote we will have to get to work right away to put our endorsement to work for our endorsed candidates.

12/06/2011

We will be meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. at As part of the Political Committee of the Black Political Empowerment Task Force we will be organizing the South Side Chapter of Democracy for America. We will form an independent political organization that will prioritize empowerment of South Side Chicago with a particular interest of African and African-Americans issues and development in urban America.

We want to cultivate the empowerment of voter and encourage democracy in action by forming a South Side chapter of Democracy For Action.

We would like to invite those past members. to join us for our first meeting this coming Tuesday December 6, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at the Center for Carruther's Center for Inner City Studies (CCICS) at 700 E. Oakwood Boulevard. The topics will be:

. Be Coming A Delegate to the Democratic Party National Convention
. Develop candidate review and forum.

We will have as keynote speaker Professor and Political Journalist Dr. Robert Starks and light refreshments will be served.

12/02/2011

In light of the many new announcements regarding combating HIV and AIDS Ministers, Community Activist, Consumers, and Advocates will join with the Coalition for Justice and Respect and please plan to attend a Teach-In on this topic at RainbowPUSH Coalition called by Reverend Jesse Jackson,Sr. Saturday December 3rd at 8:30 a.m. at 930 East 50th Street in Chicago. The end of HIV and AIDS is in sight. Breakfast will be served.

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11/30/2011
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11/05/2011

Come to the next meeting of the Chicago South Side Political Organizing Committee - SPOC on Sunday

The meet up of South Side Political Organizing Committee (SPOC) Sunday 2:00 p.m. November 6, 2011 at Jimmy’s Woodlawn Tap 1172 E 55th St (between Woodlawn & University Ave)

11/02/2011

Come to the next meeting of the Chicago South Side Political Organizing Committee - SPOC on Sunday.

The topic will be:

. Vacancy in the 26th State Representative District
. Becoming a Delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
. Committeeman race 4th, 3rd, 20th, and 2nd Wards.
- Cook County States Attorney
. Clerk of the Circuit Court.
. Illinois Supreme Court.

The meet up of South Side Political Organizing Committee (SPOC) Sunday 2:00 p.m. November 6, 2011 at Jimmy’s Woodlawn Tap 1172 E 55th St (between Woodlawn & University Ave)

Note Brunch will be available until 1:30 p.m. meet-up will begin at 2:00 p.m.

11/02/2011

Come to the next meeting of the Chicago South Side Political Organizing Committee - SPOC on Sunday

The meet up of South Side Political Organizing Committee (SPOC) Sunday 2:00 p.m. November 6, 2011 at Jimmy’s Woodlawn Tap 1172 E 55th St (between Woodlawn & University Ave)

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5401 S Wentworth Ave, Ste 19
Chicago, IL
60609

Telephone

(773) 340-3751

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