|A Better Illinois at Pitchfork Music Festival 2013|
A Better Illinois - which brings together thousands of individuals and over 60 organizations to call for a fair tax structure - has joined with Illinois legislators to change the Illinois Constitution and move the state towards a new tax structure that could lower taxes for most Illinois residents and generate much needed state funds. Heartland Alliance is proud to be part of A Better Illinois and recognizes that our tax system should reflect Illinois's priorities, like health care, education, public safety, and economic opportunity.
A resolution championed by State Senator Don Harmon and State Representative Naomi Jakobsson and supported by A Better Illinois seeks to loosen the grip on working families and puts the power to create a modern tax system in the hands of the people of Illinois. The legislation would put a question on the ballot to change the constitution and permit meaningful tax reform that allows "a fair tax where lower rates apply to lower income levels and higher rates apply to higher income levels." The effort to create a fair tax, to shift our tax code back to one of fairness, is well underway-- but we need everyone's help.
Here's how you can help: A Better Illinois is calling all Illinois residents to make their voices heard and let their legislators know that they want a fair tax structure for the people. You can help by signing THIS PETITION and join others who are standing up for a fair tax. The petition is focused on creating a full, rich, community for everyone and ensuring economic opportunity for every Illinoisan.
You can also contact your elected officials HERE to personally urge them to support the Illinois push for a fair tax or THANK them for already co-sponsoring the bill. Signing the petition only takes a few seconds but can ultimately mean the difference for millions of people here in Illinois.
Middle class families have always been the backbone of our economy, buying products and services from businesses right here in Illinois. This fair tax legislation is aimed at keeping more money in the pockets of almost all Illinoisans and would represent a major step in the right direction; towards a better and fairer Illinois.