The 99% Tell the CME: Give Our Tax Dollars Back!

Check out the video and photos of the Take Back Chicago Day of Action on May 23! As the Chicago Mercantile Exchange – the city’s most profitable corporation – held its annual shareholder meeting, thousands of Chicagoans took to the streets in a series of escalating actions to say loud and clear: “Give back our tax dollars!” The protesters demanded that the CME Group give up the state tax breaks it finagled that will cost the people of Illinois a BILLION dollars over the next decade — this while budgets are cut, vital services are slashed, and mental health clinics are closed. The momentous day of protest included a sit-in at the Chicago Board of Trade, a Children’s March to Save Illinois, a March to the Merc, and a People’s Shareholder Meeting at which the 99% voted that the CME must give the money back to the public!

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