Demand a Full Budget with New Revenue

Illinois is in its last week of the fiscal year and legislators are currently meeting in Springfield for a special session. We are poised to enter our third year without a full budget, increasing the damage to our communities, schools, human service and healthcare sectors.

Illinois’ budget impasse has caused more than 1 million people to lose access to critical services – and that toll is increasing every day. In Matthew 25:40, Jesus calls us to act for the most vulnerable saying, “Just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” It is immoral that our state is not fully funding critical services for the people who need them the most.

Join us for a state-wide call to action TODAY! Call 1-855-334-6885 to TAKE ACTION for a full budget with new, permanent revenue using the script below.  You will be connected to your representative.

Call script:

“As your constituent, I am calling on you to act today to pass a full-year, fully funded budget, with enough new, permanent revenue to stop the cuts, repair the damage that has already been done, and make smart investments in our future! Stop-gap spending plans or other band aid solutions are unacceptable. Pass a full budget with adequate, new revenue today!”

While our lawmakers are in a special session through June 30, there is still no guarantee that the Governor and the General Assembly will agree on a fully funded responsible budget. We need a responsible and moral budget now – one that cares for our neighbors who are suffering.

NOW is a critical time for our elected leaders to hear from constituents like you that Illinois needs to pass a full-year budget with enough new, permanent revenue to stop the cuts, repair the damage that has been done, and make smart investments in the future.  Your voice makes a difference!

TODAY, call 1-855-334-6885 to TAKE ACTION. 

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