My political education started in 2006 when I volunteered for anti-war progressive upstart, Christine Cegelis who challenged Republican Henry Hyde for the 6th Illinois Congressional seat. Neither the state nor the national Democratic Party did anything to help her. So she built her own grassroots campaign and she won about 42% of the vote in what had been a solid Republican district. And I thought, ah hah.
Green = Most Legislators Oppose Fast Track, Yellow = Some Opposition, Orange = Oppose TPP, Gray = UnknownDeLauro 13 - Signed 2013 DeLauro/Miller letterPocan - Signed Freshman Letter Opposing Fast TrackW/M - Signed Ways and Means Letter opposing TPPGibson - Signed Rep. Chris Gibson letter opposing TPP SOPA - Oppose Stop Online Piracy Act - voted against Currency - Oppose Currency Manipulation (Signed Michaud Letter) Textile - Oppose changes to "First Yarn" (Signed Textile Industry Letter)