Martese Chism

Martese Chism is a registered nurse in the National Nurses United union and a long-time activist. She is marching to Springfield to advocate for access to health care and protection of the most vulnerable. Follow her journey on the March to Springfield Facebook page.

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Monday, May 15, 2017
From Selma to Springfield: Why We’re Marching in Illinois
Over fifty years ago, my great-grandmother Birdia Keglar marched in Selma with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Today I join two dozen others on a 15-day, 200-mile march from Chicago to Springfield to demand a “People & Planet First” budget for Illinois. I carry with me a promise I made to my great-...
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