On Friday, March 6,
we have the chance to speak truth to power. Several state legislators
have agreed to hear from us as to how proposed cuts affect us and how we
can save and improve human services.
One proposal for a progressive revenue source that actually helps the real economy is a sales tax on "LaSalle Street" financial transactions. Support for such a tax is growing across our state, the nation and even all across Europe. Click here to endorse this proposal for Illinois, HB106, introduced by State Rep Mary Flowers. It not only generates Billions of dollars of needed revenue, it discourages the kind of swaps, flash trades and derivatives speculation that caused the financial meltdown of 2008.
Restoring the income tax rate, a tax on millionaires, and closing corporate tax loopholes are other mechanisms deserving support.
Click here for the flyer of the Alliance Town Hall on Friday, March 6.
Speak out to save medicaid, human services and the public good!
6-8pm, 4350 W. 16th St
Town Hall endorsers include:
ADAPT, Ashunti Community Resource Center, South Austin Coalition Community Council,
Northside Action for Justice, AFSCME Local 2858, IMPRUVE, AFSCME 2806, BENICEH,
AFSCME Local 2808, Chicago Teachers Union