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Join the #GetItDoneIL Vigil!

By IAFC Marketing posted 06-22-2016 11:00 PM

  

Join the #GetItDoneIL Vigil!

As you know, the state of Illinois still does not have a budget for the fiscal year that is set to end on June 30th – much less a budget for the fiscal year that begins in just a few days. This is unprecedented in Illinois history. We need a budget NOW!

Join advocates in the #GetItDoneIL campaign to help end the budget impasse by attending a vigil on June 28th. Speakers will include advocates of human services impacted by the budget impasse, working families and their children, and concerned citizens and organizations. Vigils will take place in Chicago and Springfield.

James R. Thompson Center in Chicago
100 W. Randolph St.
Vigil begins at 6pm

Lincoln Statue, Illinois State Capitol in Springfield
301 S. 2nd Street
Vigil begins at 6:30pm

This campaign is not about choosing sides in the seemingly never-ending debate in Springfield. #GetItDoneIL is about coming together as citizens of this state, to demand that our elected officials do the same by passing and enacting a state budget. The consequences of inaction – ours and theirs – are simply too great to ignore.

Every state legislator and state-level elected official needs to know just how many people want and need them to get this job done!

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For state budget and policy updates, join us for our Public Policy Caucus on June 28th!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Registration opens at 9:30 a.m.

Heartland Community College
1500 West Raab Road
Community Commons Building – Room 1406-1407
Normal, Illinois

Topics will include Early Intervention, suspension and expulsion policies, workforce development and more!

Advanced registration is required. Click here to register online or contact the Public Policy and Advocacy team by emailing advocacy@actforchildren.org or by calling (773) 564-8843. Please include your name, organization, address and telephone number when registering. The $15 registration fee includes lunch and is payable in advance or at the door.


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