Illinois Public Action
Supported by Council for a Livable World
The Council for a Livable World, founded in 1962 by long-time socialist activist and alleged Soviet agent, Leo Szilard, is a non-profit advocacy organization that seeks to "reduce the danger of nuclear weapons and increase national security", primarily through supporting progressive, congressional candidates who support their policies. The Council supported Phil Hare in his successful House of Representatives run as candidate for Illinois.
Citizen Action of Illinois
"Trade Act of 2008"
The "Trade Act of 2008" (HR 6180) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Representative Mike Michaud of Maine in early June.
It has gathered 63 cosponsors, including Illinois Representatives Danny Davis, Phil Hare, Jesse Jackson, Jr., Daniel Lipinski, Jan Schakowsky. In the Senate, the legislation (S 3083) was introduced by Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio and gathered 4 cosponsors.
2009 letter on Colombia
From November 6th through December 7th 2009, a letter calling for change in U.S. policy towards Colombia was circulated through the House of Representatives. This letter called for a decrease in U.S. aid for Colombia's military and an increase in support for human rights and humanitarian efforts. The initiators of this letter were —Representatives James McGovern, Jan Schakowsky, Donald Payne, and Mike Honda.
- Dear Secretary of State Clinton,
- The FY 2011 budget will contain the twelfth year of a major aid package to Colombia—an aid package originally slated to phase out after six years.
- After eleven years, it is time to scale down assistance for Colombia's military and more systematically "Colombianize" such programs, within both the State Department and Defense Department budgets.
Signatories included Phil Hare.
Congressional Progressive Caucus
The Populist Caucus was founded on February 11, 2009 in the United States House of Representatives by Democrat Bruce Braley of Iowa. The caucus originally included 26 other Democrats in the House, including Phil Hare.
"I Don't Worry About the Constitution"
On April 1, 2010, Congressman Phil Hare was recorded on camera saying that he didn't worry about The Constitution when it came to Health Care Reform. The congressman also confused the Constitution with The Declaration of Independence, and claimed to have read the 8,100 page Health Care Bill three times.
- IPA 20th Anniversary Dinner leaflet
- CLW website: Meet Our Candidates
- Citizen Action of Illinois B.O.D. list
- New ground 119, July/August 2008
- Latin America Working Group, Get Your Representative to Sign a Letter Supporting Human Rights in Colombia
- Congressional Progressive Caucus website: Caucus Member List
- YouTube: Phil Hare doesn't care, April 1, 2010