Jan Schakowsky – Yet Another Socialist Sympathizer in Congress

Several current or recent members of Congress, including Neil Abercrombie, Mary Jo Kilroy, Jerry Nadler and Bob Filner have close ties to America’s largest marxist organization, .

Another to add to the growing list is Jan Schakowsky.

The Illinois Democrat, a member of the far left Congressional Progressive Caucus, has been close to D.S.A., or its preceding organization, the since the 1970s.

Schakowsky was recruited to help with the famous Chicago Grape Boycott by a young United Farm Workers union leader named Eliseo Medina.

A lifelong socialist, Medina is today executive vice president of the Service Employees International Union and an honorary chair of .

Medina and Schakowsky crossed paths again at Chicago D.S.A.’s 2004 Debs-Thomas-Harrington Dinner.

Eliseo Medina was honored for his union work at the dinner while Jan Schakowsky was keynote speaker.

From Chicago DSA’s New Ground;

Carl Shier introduced the second honoree, SEIU Executive Vice President Eliseo Medina. Shier first met Medina when Medina was a young man sent to Chicago by Cesar Chavez to organize the UFW’s grape boycott in Chicago on $5 dollars a week. Medina worked miracles (including roping young suburban women like Jan Schakowsky into the effort).

When Jan Schakowsky ran for Congress in 1998 she was endorsed by Chicago D.S.A. – as was full fledged D.S.A. member and currently serving Democratic Congressman Danny Davis.

Jan Schakowsky, U.S. House of Representatives, 9th District
Jan Schakowsky is running for Sid Yates old position. Like Danny Davis, she’s an old friend of DSA and a real fighter.

Jan Schakowsky was herself honored at Chicago D.S.A’s May 2000 Dinner, for her “work in Congress and the community.” Schakowsky received her award from no less a dignitary than Chicago D.S.A. icon, the since deceased Carl Marx Shier.

Carl Shier, Jan Schakowsky

In your early days as a consumer advocate, you began the fight for freshness dates on products sold in supermarkets. As Program Director of Illinois Public Action, you fought for energy reform and stronger protection from toxic chemicals. As Executive Director of the Illinois State Council of Senior Citizens, you helped organize across the state for universal and comprehensive health care, for lowering the cost of prescription drugs, for financial protection for spouses of residents in nursing homes.
As an Illinois State Representative, you served your constituency well for four terms. You were an outstanding Chair of the Labor and Commerce Committee. You served on the Human Services, Appropriation, Health Care, and Electric Deregulation Committees. You were a Democratic Party Floor Leader and served as Secretary of the Conference of Women Legislators.
Your dedication to the people was rewarded by a great grassroots campaign, with hundreds of street volunteers, when you chose to run for the United States House of Representatives. Your first term in Congress has been outstanding. You have been an outstanding voice for seniors, labor union members, women and children. You have continued your advocacy of universal health care through your membership on the Health Care and Medicare Task Forces. Through your work, you were appointed to a leadership whip position.
Your work and your life honors the memory of Eugene V. Debs, Norman Thomas and Michael Harrington and continues their legacy of struggle for social justice.
For your dedication to the fight for a just society, the Debs – Thomas – Harrington Dinner Committee hereby presents to you its annual award on this 5th day of May, 2000.

Jan Schakowsky also attended the The 35th Annual Eugene V. Debs – Norman Thomas – Michael Harrington Dinner on May 7th 1993.

In 2002 Schakowsky showed Chicago D.S.A. some love, with this paid ad in that years Debs Dinner program.

Jan Schakowsky has been one Congresss’ most loyal and consistent Barack Obama supporters. Unsurprizing perhaps as President Obama also has a

At the 2004 46th Annual Eugene V Debs – Norman Thomas – Michael Harrington Dinner in Chicago, Jan Schakowsky told the story of a meeting in Washington with U.S. president George Bush.

The Congressional Black Caucus had demanded a meeting with President Bush to discuss the situation in Haiti.

Schakowsky had also been invited because of her strong interest in the issue.

According to Chicago D.S.A’.s New Ground:

Bush finally, at the insistence of caucus members, made it to this meeting and spent enough time to display his ignorance of the issue. He noticed Jan, a lone white face, and seemed to “jump back” when he saw her button. Osama? No, Mr. President. Barack Obama, and you’ll be hearing from him when he becomes the Senator from Illinois.

That’s what socialism’s all about, helping each other out and sticking together.


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4 thoughts on “Jan Schakowsky – Yet Another Socialist Sympathizer in Congress

  1. I want to know more about the polerson who have joined the congress as social sympathizer. And her name is Jan Schakowsky.

  2. There's no way we can get rid of this woman as she's in a rich commie area. Her husbands a convicted felon and they still elect her.

    Joel Pollack, an Orthodox Jew, is trying to win the seat…he's been trying – see his posts (and the 912 articles) on ShoreBank at biggovernment.com

    The only way we can get rid of her is to find a direct involvment with a ShoreBank money scandal involving tax-payer money. I believe it's going on but…

    Personally I think ShoreBank International are staffed by NGO's working for the UN and sending our money overseas via USAID to support microfinance banks and who knows what else. We need to follow the money but my time, especially research skill are limited. I think they're currently targeting Islamic countries especially Pakistan at the moment…

    Hillary and Obamas college buddy Wahid Hamid et al just set up a Pakistan Foundation. Wahid Hamid is a board member of the business DOD – business since Feb this year. He is/was a CEO of the PepsiAmerica division – suspect outfit. He got onto the board of Pepsi in 2008 when Obama was campaigning (many people with decades more exp would kill for the spot). I guess it helped him get on the board of the DOD…He was also in China for a few years setting up a business called HANDS – reminds me of "China Hands". He also worked for BCG – Tellus Institute is a close friend…yet another leftie academe thinktank. He was also at the ramadan dinner this year and last.

    Sean Carroll from the Club of Madrid got a job with Obama at USAID. They love to be close to the money…don't know much about the young guy they actually hired for the job.

    A great pickup on Udall – he's a co-sponsor of card check and a handler of dirty campaign money.
    Here's a little local chit-chat –

    Leftie Sen Mo Udall was John McCains mentor.

    It's a huge can of worms. It may track to Hill and Bill and their very merry band of robbers when they were in the WH. Timothy Wirth, the Babbitts, Richardson, Gore, Alder, Udall, Rbt Rubin, Jamie Gorelick…so many others…commie Carol Browner – why put a 31y/o commie in charge of the EPA unless it was "suggested"? She shut down most of the coalminers, farmers, loggers, etc. And she's back again w/ Obama in the same dept – continues to lock down the land, etc. They're following Agenda 21.

    Bill Clinton’s Treasury Secretary – Rbt Rubin, with Clinton’s approval, publicly stated he would approve the Citi merger and urged a repeal of Glass-Steagall. Bill Clinton called the conference committee in the middle of the night after a phone call from Sandy Weill to urge them to back the repeal. Clinton could have vetoed the bill or signaled that he was against it. He did not. Rbt Rubin left the WH a few days later to work at Citibank – he got 40 million from Citi-bank. The repeal of the Glass-Steagal Act has placed us where we are today. It enabled the Clintons to set-up the CRA big time. In essence, they put the local leftie groups in charge.

    The Clintons and Obamas are both Alinskyites w/ John McCain not far behind. They were selected for us – it didn't matter which one we picked.

    Yes, I'm a cynic.

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