RBC Member Centro Romero, located on Chicago's Northside, has been forced to serve 6,000 fewer immigrant families this year due to the budget impasse. Centro Romero helps provide families with job skills, English and GED courses, and many other services that are vital for the economy and improving communities and families. Check out the video from NBC 5.
From Emily Miller at Voices for Illinois Children…
Attached you’ll find two letters-one to the Governor and one to members of the General assembly-signed by well over 150 service providers and advocacy organizations for Illinois children, families and communities.
The letter to the Governor urges him to immediately sign SB2038, which is now on his desk, and to continue working toward a complete, fully funded budget for FY16 and FY17.
The long-running state budget impasse has created numerous barriers for women and mothers in Illinois, a new analysis shows.
The Responsible Budget Coalition, which represents over 250 groups in Illinois, has a new report detailing how the state budget stalemate has "disproportionately harmed" women.
"We're here because we need Rep. Harris to know how the budget impasse is creating barriers for mothers in his district," Gurian said. "We're here because we need Rep. Harris to make sure the state stops breaking its promise to moms and their families."
They asked Representative Harris to stand up for mothers by asking his leadership to put aside non-budget agendas and pass a responsible budget
The damage is permanent, not easily or perhaps ever remedied. Even when funding is restored, we won’t simply return to business as usual. Ours is a real-life example for governments considering a similar path.
"The failure of leaders in Springfield to put non-budget agendas aside and choose revenue to invest in mental health will cost Will County taxpayers more and harm families and public safety," said RBC spokesman Neal Waltmire.