Joliet Rally for the People & Planet First Budget March to Springfield
Rally for the People & Planet First Budget March to Springfield in front of the the ruins of the Joliet Iron and Steel Works!
The rally will be at the corner of Columbia St. and Scott St. That corner is part of rt. 53.
This event preceeds the 7PM Listening Tour Session for the March to Springfield for the People & Planet First Budget event (https://www.facebook.com/events/312947455802226).
There is hope for Illinois, but we, the people, must create it.
After almost two straight years of no state budget in Illinois, our so-called “representatives” seem incapable of even passing a bad budget, let alone a good one. Meanwhile, education from pre-K through grad school in Illinois is in a crisis, human services for people in dire need of help are falling apart, the State falls further and further behind in paying its bills – and there is no end in sight.
There are solutions, but don’t expect them to come from the two corporate parties and their officeholders in Springfield. They are coming from the people and the grass roots organizations that understand what is needed to turn our state around.
The proposed People and Planet First Budget – from Fair Economy Illinois and supported by the Illinois Green Party – presents a positive vision for our future: One in which we not only provide necessary and improved funding to our schools and services, but move forward to provide a high-quality “Medicare for All” health-care plan for Illinoisans, modernize our infrastructure, convert to all-Green Energy, and provide tuition-free college education to Illinois students, while creating tens of thousands of new jobs in the process. This can be accomplished by common-sense measures to make our backwards tax system more fair and progressive, including the proposed LaSalle Street Tax on speculative trading.
Fair Economy Illinois is sponsoring a March to Springfield, starting in Chicago on May 15th and concluding with a final march and rally in Springfield on May 30th. Please visit their website to learn more about the March, and the Budget, at: https://www.marchtospringfield.org/
North Scott St and Columbia St
Joliet, IL 60432
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