“Senator Dick Durbin is a hard guy not to like. This August, I was able to meet with the Senator along with several other leaders with IIRON and other Illinois affiliates of National People’s Action. Senator Durbin, though short in stature, quickly filled the space with affable banter and storytelling. Of course, we weren’t there to schmooze. We had come to talk with the Senator about the threats that are facing our communities in Chicago and elsewhere in Illinois.
To understand why we found ourselves in Senator Durbin’s office that day, we need to go back to what happened in our national’s capital during the summer of 2011…”
(Speakout, Op-Ed | truth-out.org)