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The Illinois Green Party has candidates across the state and up and down the ballot in 2020! From our Presidential and Vice Presidential ticket (Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker) to US Senate and Congressional candidates to State House candidates ranging from Lake County to the Chicago-land area to Springfield to Carbondale and county level candidates in Jackson County, voters across the state will have multiple Greens candidates to choose from in 2020. (Learn about our Illinois Green Candidates here.)
Here's why the Illinois Green Party recommends voting YES on the Fair Tax Amendment.Read more
2020-08-16: The Illinois Green Party Coordinating Committee Endorses the Fair Tax Amendment
The Illinois Green Party believes the proposed change in the State Constitution to allow a graduated income tax structure is an idea that is long overdue and should be supported by the voters.
Today, only about one third of the states have a flat income tax as now exists in Illinois. Such taxes impose the same percentage tax on a multi-millionaire as on a janitor. Furthermore, the legal deductions and credits that are usually available to those in higher income brackets often make tax rates for the wealthy actually lower than those of the middle income and poorest citizens.
In the spring of 2019, the General Assembly passed, and the Governor signed, legislation that would leave it up to the voters to approve fairer tax rates. When you vote on November 3rd, 2020, vote “Yes” to allow this change to become legal.Read more
The Cook County Green Party stands in solidarity with peaceful protesters and joins with them in condemning the horrific murder of George Floyd at the hands of police. We acknowledge the festering pain and rage that this killing brought to the surface and the vital need to vent and voice the unbearable frustration that little has changed.
We recognize civil disobedience as a powerful tool to gain attention and awareness, as well as to demand change in a criminal justice system that displays such remarkable injustice.Read more