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Illinois has entered another new year with no state budget. A new General Assembly has been sworn in and Gov. Rauner delivered his State of the State address.

I ask that you TAKE ACTION and ask your legislators for a complete state budget. Tell Governor Rauner and your lawmakers to set aside political agendas and present complete budget proposals that invest in Illinois families and communities.

Providers are not being paid, access to college for young people has been limited, supports for working families have been cut and proven, cost-effective services for young parents, at-risk youth, and families struggling with homelessness, mental health, and violence have been slashed. Across Illinois, our communities are hurting. This affects ALL of us. Movement towards a budget has begun, but we are still far from a resolution. NOW is a critical time for our elected leaders to hear from constituents that Illinois needs a fully funded year-long responsible budget supported by adequate revenue.

Together we can bring healing, justice, and wholeness to people and communities. Thank you for your continued advocacy in urging our legislators and the Governor to pass a state budget.

We would urge you to continue communicating (sample email) with your state legislators asking them to work at passing a state budget.

There are several steps you can take to let state lawmakers know we need a state budget now!

  • Contact Governor Rauner - Email OR call 217.782.0244 (Springfield) or 312.814.2121 (Chicago)
  • Contact your state legislators. If you do not know your district representatives, click here to find their name and contact information.


Subject line: Pass a Budget

Dear [Decision Maker],

I am very concerned about the lack of a state budget and the consequences this is having on my community. I am asking you to put aside political agendas and insist that leaders present complete budget proposals. Please work together to pass a state budget.

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]
[Your Email]