The long-term future for the workers and businesses that have benefitted from PITW is far from certain.
Just before Governor Quinn's announcement, Senator Dick Durbin, along with several Senate colleagues, attempted to move forward legislation to extend funding for TANF ECF for three months. Watch Senator Durbin's floor speech below to see how the success of the program, as well as the voices of advocates, made the Senator a champion for this work.
Unfortunately, this legislation was blocked. This issue should be a top priority for members of Congress in November. This why the rally on the 29th and actions like it need to continue until Congress returns after the election.
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