Illinois leaders need to stop ignoring revenue and pass a fully-funded budget

Illinois has spent almost a month without an operating budget, forcing providers to cut vital services to Illinois’ children, families, and communities, and eliminate essential jobs.  The budget standoff leaves the state’s most vulnerable populations at risk. The Responsible Budget Coalition (RBC) is urging lawmakers to enact a budget that includes adequate revenue and does not leave social services in the dust. 

On this Day of Action, the RBC wants Illinois elected officials to develop a budget that does not rely on cutting important services. You can participate by contacting your elected officials:

CALL your lawmakers at 1-844-311-CUTS (2887).

Tell the Governor and lawmakers to STOP IGNORING REVENUE SOLUTIONS and pass a fully-funded year-long budget NOW.

As a member of the RBC, Woodstock Institute supports initiatives that will help keep state services running. These services help people with disabilities, impoverished populations, families, and children. Woodstock Institute urges elected officials to reform tax laws to create a sustainable budget for Illinois.

Please contact your legislators today, and spread the word to your friends and family through email and social media. Follow Woodstock (@woodstockinst) and the RBC (@RespBudgetIL) on twitter, and use the hashtags #chooserevenue #nocuts and #twill.

Please email or call Courtney Eccles, our Vice President of Policy, at or 312-368-0310 with any questions or for more information.

We thank you for making your voice heard today!