Join with Faith Leaders for a prayer service and press conference on Tuesday, February 25th from 10:15 - 11:30 am, at The Chicago Temple, as we call for a Fair Tax with A Better Illinois!
All religious traditions believe in justice and fairness. Our scriptures declare that we should care for the widow, the orphan and the immigrant. Our religious practices call upon us to give aid to the poor and show compassion for those who are sick and vulnerable. Our faiths demand that we live not for ourselves, but that we show concern for all of God’s creation, for all of God’s children.
We believe in fairness—embodied by the principle that those who have been blessed with plentiful resources should contribute to the common good. We live in a time when the wealthiest have benefitted greatly, while the pressures on lower-income and middle-class families have grown. It’s time to ask those with great resources to do their part to ensure that our society may prosper. “For everyone to whom much is given, much will be required.”
We have joined with A Better Illinois, a growing coalition of advocates, small business leaders, faith leaders and educators concerned with the future of our state. We are inviting you to participate in a press conference and prayer vigil of faith leaders from across the state to call on our leaders in Springfield to pass a fair income tax, one with lower rates for lower incomes and higher rates for higher incomes.
RSVP online HERE.