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Progressive Action of the Quad Cities intends to help build a support network aimed at educating, engaging, and empowering citizens to work for the common good of all in our communities. Enjoy the information available on this site and thank you for visiting!

The Social Security Battle

America’s Safety Net is under Attack — This is about justice!
Attend an educational presentation by the Alliance for Retired Americans. Learn about the shrinking middle class, economic justice and social security. Proposed cuts to Medicare and Medicaid will also be discussed. Hosted by the Quad City Federation of Labor:
Monday, June 27th
1-3pm
2835 7th Ave, Rock Island

Let’s Talk Medicare/Medicaid

Join us for a Panel Discussion on Medicare & Medicaid
Thursday, June 23rd
6:30-8pm
at Cobblestone Place in the Community Room
1212 W. 3rd St, Davenport
Please contact Karen for more information at 563-355-0093

Radish ‘Healthy Living’ Fair

This annual celebration is Saturday, June 18th from 8am to 1pm at the Davenport Freight House Farmers Market, 421 W. River Drive, Davenport, IA. For more information about the fair:click here

PACG will have a booth at the Radish Healthy Living Fair, and we need Volunteers! Please give an hour of your time, have fun, meet people, educate on the issues! Please contact: Mitch Tollerud: (563)-445-1842

Protest H2O Rate Hikes!

From the Quad City Federation of Labor:
(Supported by the Economic Justice and Corporate Reform forums of PACG)

Families Mobilize across the U.S. to Hold American Water Company Accountable for Employee Cuts and Consumer Rate Hikes
Working men and women are demanding shared sacrifice from Executives
Thursday, June 16
Picket and Informational hand billing in Protest of American Water Rate Hikes 6PM at
Scott Community College
500 Belmont Rd
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

All this week union and community members are coming together across the nation to spotlight American Water, the largest for-profit water utility in the United States, as it imposes steep consumer rate hikes and demands huge concessions from its employees despite doling out lucrative pay packages to top executives. American Water has pushed for massive hikes in employee premiums for family health insurance, steep increases in out-of-pocket expenses for medical care, and deep cuts in healthcare coverage.

During 2010, American Water boasted net profits of $268 million on $2.7 billion in total revenues. The top seven executives alone at American Water were granted more than $12.5 million in total pay in 2010, including $3.5 million to former CEO Don Correll.

Come out and support the Utility Workers members who are currently without a contract..  This is one of many events/actions going on around the country. Event Contact: Butch Ruiz, cell – 630 675 6442