Monday 12:30 PM: After Mother’s Day, Local Mothers, Providers, and Advocates to Unveil New Report on How Budget Impasse is Creating Barriers for Mothers

 

They’ll ask Representative Harris to stand up for mothers by asking his leadership to put aside non-budget agendas and pass a responsible budget

Mt. Prospect – At a press conference the day after Mother’s Day, local mothers, providers, and advocates will let Representative David Harris know how the budget impasse is creating barriers for mothers. They will provide local examples of how mothers who are survivors of domestic violence, who are homeless, or who are at risk of homelessness are being harmed. 

They will unveil a new report demonstrating how the failure of leaders in Springfield to put aside non-budget agendas and pass a budget that chooses revenue is creating barriers for mothers and women, including:

  • Denying mothers opportunities to go to college and work,
  • Failing to support mothers who are caregivers,
  • Robbing grandmothers of independence and dignity,
  • Endangering mothers’ safety,
  • And increasing poverty and homelessness among mothers and families.

After the press conference, they’ll deliver the new report to Representative Harris’ office along with Mother’s Day cards that highlight the impact.

Participants will urge Representative Harris to ask Leader Durkin to put aside non-budget agendas and choose revenue over cuts to services our mothers need. 

When: Monday, May 9th 12:30 PM

Where: Outside State Representative David Harris’ Office

800 West Central Road, Suite 132, Mount Prospect, IL  60056

Who: Randi M. Gurian, CEO, The Harbour    

Yesenia Maldonado, ‎Executive Director, Between Friends

Ji Hye Kim, Associate Director, KAN WIN

Sheila Schultz, Advisory, North/Northwest Suburban Task Force on Supportive Housing

Visuals: Mother’s day cards, signs

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Media Contact: Neal Waltmire, neal@responsiblebudget.org, 815-353-7655

The Responsible Budget Coalition (RBC) is a large and diverse coalition of more than 250 organizations concerned about state budget and tax issues. It includes organizations that serve children, families, veterans, seniors and people with disabilities; education groups concerned about early learning, K-12 and higher education; labor unions; faith-based and civic organizations; immigrant and refugee families; and many others.

The RBC is a non-partisan, trusted source of information on state budget and tax policy and a leader in the fight to pass a budget that chooses revenue over cuts to vital services.

The individual organizations that belong to the RBC represent a diverse range of interests but are united by these three common principles:

·       Adequate revenue to support state priorities and make smart investments

·       No more cuts to vital programs and services

·       Fairness in raising revenue