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VIDEO: CA/IL Ad Campaign Calls for Responsible Leadership for Illinois

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July 9, 2009: In the wake of a severe state budget meltdown, Citizen Action/Illinois launched a significant television ad campaign calling on members of the Illinois General Assembly to recognize that we have a shared responsibility to enact a budget that meets the state’s moral and legal obligations - to protect public safety, safeguard public health, strengthen our economy, and ensure that every child has the educational opportunity they deserve.

The ads call on twenty key state representatives to support HB 174, which is a responsible solution to addressing the long-term structural deficit in Illinois while providing relief from regressive taxation. HB 174, which was endorsed by the Governor, passed by the Illinois State Senate, and approved by a committee of the Illinois House, is the most fair, equitable, and permanent solution to avert further budget disaster and restore responsibility to government.