New American Movement 10th convention
In 1981 Jim Reed, Christians for Socialism and Tom Stabnicki led a workshop entitled Christianity and Social Change at the 10th Convention of the New American Movement. The convention was held in a union headquarters in Chicago and ran from July 29 - August 2, 1981.
Members had been allocated people to contact;
- Peter McLennon - Chui Garcia, Miguel Del Valle, Alice Palmer and Buzz Palmer, The Altged Group participants and John Steele.
- Dan Swinney - Carole Travis, UAW, Frank Lumpkin, Wisconsin Steel, Rev. Jim Reed, Methodist Church, Eddie Burke of the Teamsters.
- Carl Davidson - Slim Coleman, Helen Shiller, Don Weiner
- Madeline Talbott - South Suburban Action Conference
Others targeted for contact, but not assigned, included Clem Balanoff, Sue Purrington of NOW, Jane Ramsey at JCUA, Erlean Collins, Westside Black elected officials and PUSH, TWO and Joe Gardner's Project Hope.
Center for Tax and Budget Accountability
As the Director of Government Relations for the Illinois Education Association since April 2006, Jim Reed believes that the most effective way to win long-term social, racial, gender, economic, and environmental justice is through progressive leadership working with a network of grassroots organizations.
Prior to joining the IEA, Jim was the Deputy Legislative Director for Attorney General Lisa Madigan. In Springfield and throughout the state, Jim has testified before numerous Illinois committees and hearings. He has led and participated in legislative forums and panels and convened town hall meetings. Currently, Jim sits on the Coalition for Justice, a commission of the American Bar Association, serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors of Methodist Youth Services, and is a Board member of the Hope School in Springfield, Illinois.
- NAM 10th Convention Agenda, July 29, 1981
- Progressive chicago report to K Kelleher October 27, 1993
- Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, Board
- Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, Jim Reed