Action Alert from LWVIL: Budget Update and 4th of July Parades
June 30, 2017
AN ADVOCACY OPPORTUNITY
4th OF JULY PARADE SIGNS
First, we just received this message from our partner, the Responsible Budget Coalition (RBC):
This morning, with a bi-partisan vote of 90-25, the House passed a full year spending plan. While this plan includes cuts that RBC does not support, it does show a willingness to work together to address the budget crisis. However, this is just the spending side of the equation, the revenues to pay for the plan have not been voted on yet. So, check out the roll call on SB6 (Amendment 1) here:
If she or he voted yes, please contact her or him NOW with as many voices as possible.You can thank them for voting for a spending plan for a full year budget, but DEMAND that they also vote for enough new, permanent revenue to pay for it. Call1-855-334-6885.
The Speaker has said that they expect to stay in session through tomorrow, July 1st, so we want to keep the pressure on. Thank you all for your advocacy!"
Second, will your local League be marching in a parade or participating in a community event over the holiday weekend? If yes, please use this opportunity to advocate and educate.
Below are ideas for sign and flier messages to share with the public at these events.
We will be sending more resources for advocacy next week.
Tell Your Senator: Healthcare Is A Human Right - Save Medicare and Medicaid
No Caps - No Cuts on Healthcare
42% of rural Illinois Children Depend on Medicaid
Governor Rauner - Oppose the AHCA - It's Bad For Illinois' Health
Cover Preventative Care - Saves Lives and Money!
Celebrate Four Freedoms (this can be four signs)
from worry about healthcare for our children
from crushing healthcare costs and bankruptcy
to use Medicaid for women's healthcare
from worry about nursing home care for elderly parents