Chicagoans Rally Against Obama

Upset at lack of progress, liberal Chicago groups rally in Hyde Park

By Andrew Greiner
|  Tuesday, Nov 3, 2009  |  Updated 9:01 AM CDT
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President-elect Barack Obama waves to the crowd as he takes the stage at his election night party in Chicago's Grant Park.

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Where's all that change, Mr. President?

During the campaign season Barack Obama made a lot of promises -- to overhaul health care, to draw down the military, to tackle immigration reform and to repeal don't ask, don't tell, among others.

Now some of Obama's most ardent campaign supporters -- including the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, HealthCare for America Now, and Rainbow PUSH -- are staging a rally in Grant Park this afternoon to ask him to make good on those promises.

That's the same venue where, one year ago tomorrow, Obama stepped onto a stage before a screaming crowd and declared victory over John McCain.

The groups' agenda includes pushing Obama to keep fighting for health care reform, specifically a plan that includes a strong public insurance option.

They're also pressing for change on other issues he campaigned for, and they'll present a letter spelling that out at the rally.

The event is set for Tuesday starting at 11:30 a.m. outside Spertus Museum, facing Grant Park.

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