Murphysboro, IL - On Monday morning, community leaders will hold a press conference to urge their state representatives - including John Bradley and Terri Bryant - to support HR 922, the Responsible Budget Resolution. HR 922 declares support for a budget that chooses revenue – not cuts - to invest in children, families, communities, and small businesses of Southern Illinois.
The budget impasse has forced SIU students to drop out of college, seniors to lose hot meals, families to lose shelter, and weakened services that protect public health and safety.
The press conference will take place 48 hours ahead of an important hearing on HR 922 to be held in the House Subcommittee on Finance in Springfield. Representative Bradley is the chairman of the subcommittee.
What: Local leaders to call on their local state representatives to support HR 922, the Responsible Budget Resolution, ahead of important committee vote.
Where: Jackson County Health Department
Conference room in back building
415 Health Dept Rd, Murphysboro, IL 62966
Who: Reverend Bill Sasso, member of the Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship; board member of the Unitarian Universalist Advocacy Network of Illinois
Shelly Ebbert, Central and Southern Illinois Regional Director, Addus HomeCare
Deborah Gates-Burklow, Expressions of Faith
Miriam Link-Mullison, Administrator, Jackson County Health Department; President, Illinois Public Health Association
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.
We are 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
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