Press

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Press Inquiries: Contact Kristi Sanford, 773-456-4024 kristi@thepeopleslobbyusa.org

Press Coverage

Joliet Herald-News (May 18): Marchers make their points in Joliet

Lawndale News (May 18): ‘Put Our People First’

Chicagoist (May 16): These Activists Will March 200 Miles To Springfield Over The State Budget

Ted Slowik, columnist, Chicago Tribune Daily Southtown (May 16): Southland residents urge budget passage in march to Springfield (also includes 2-min. video comments by marchers starting Day 2)

Associated Press, US News and World Report (May 15): 200-Mile Chicago-To-Springfield Budget March Steps Off

CAN-TV Live (May 15): 200-Mile March from Chicago to Springfield Kick-Off (41 min. video)

Colorlines Magazine news site (May 15): Protestors Embark on 200-Mile March on Illinois Budget Crisis

Martese Chism, marcher, in Common Dreams (May 15): From Selma to Springfield: Why We’re Marching in Illinois

NPR Illinois (May 15): Activists Embark On 15 Day March To Springfield (with 8-minute interview of marcher Samantha Nichols)

Martese Chism, marcher, interviewed on WRFU Radio, Urbana (May 13): World Labor Hour (14 min. audio; interview is about 30 minutes in)

Laura Washington, columnist, in Chicago Sun-Times (May 12): A 200 Mile March for Hope — and a Fair State Budget

Hyde Park Herald (May 10): Hyde Park Seniors Plan March to Springfield

Ben Joravsky Show, on WCPT Radio (May 9): Activist Cindy Bush Talks Her 200 Mile Walk (12 min. audio)

CAN-TV Live (May 3): Full press conference announcing the March to Springfield (20 min. video)

Chicago Sun-Times (May 3): Activists Plan 15-Day March to Springfield for State Budget

Univision TV (May 3): Chicago en un Minuto (1 min. video)

Phil Kadner, columnist, in Chicago Sun-Times (April 18): For Illinois, a better way than ‘paying more for less’

Southern Illinoisan (March 29): Voice of The Southern: Take a look outside the box (editorial)

General Inquiries: marchtospringfield@gmail.com