Illinois Governor Pat Quinn addressed the issues of poverty, education, and President Barack Obama’s economic recovery plan during an afternoon policy meeting at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition headquarters on Friday.
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., and the Rainbow PUSH Coalition call for Congress to ensure that “TARP and future economic stimulus programs” serve the “least of these,” including student loan borrowers, minority and women business owners and minority auto industry dealers and suppliers
Saturday, February 7, 2009, was National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and on Saturday’s national telecast of ‘Up Front’ with Jesse Jackson, Rev. Jackson and a panel of guests discussed the impact of HIV/AIDS on the black community.
While Congress prepares to launch yet another multi-billion dollar stimulus package in hopes of reviving the suffering economy, Jonathan Jackson, national spokesman for the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, keynoted the live, international broadcast of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s Saturday Morning Forum suggesting that US financial institutions take a lesson from the National Football League.
"The man who managed busses and trains and the 911 emergency dispatch center is now in charge of managing our children," said Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Dorothy Brown referring to the appointment of Ron Huberman as the new CEO of Chicago Public Schools. "This is not personal but it is critical that Illinois has an educated workforce. Huberman is not qualified for this position."
Lt. Gen. Russell Honore', U.S. Army (retired), who led the Army's respnse to Hurricanes Rita and Katrina, was the special guest this week on Upfront with Jesse Jackson. After dealing with the lack of preparedness for these disasters, Honore' said at his retirement that he wants to spend the rest of this life creating a "culture of preparedness" to prevent another post-disaster disaster. The program focused on what preparedness means and how to achieve it.
With college costs continuing to soar and more college graduates struggling to make their student loan payments, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, is urging lawmakers to extend the benefits of the federal bailout to these young people through adoption of the Rainbow PUSH Education Stimulus Plan.
The following is a statement from Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, regarding Mayor Richard Daley's decision to name CTA chief Ron Huberman as CEO of Chicago Public Schools.
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, will meet this week with other civil rights leaders to make sure the rising cost of higher education does not get beyond the reach of students who need college the most.
"When Barack Obama was sworn in as the nation's first African-American president, many viewed that moment as the culmination of the modern civil rights movement," said Rev. Jesse L. Jackson on this week's Upfront with Jesse Jackson television program. "This has been a transcendent and intergenerational moment in American history."