SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus released the following statement urging for the passage of the Fair Tax Amendment:
“The communities we represent sent us to build an Illinois that works for them and working families across Illinois. They cannot afford more devastating cuts to services that help them move up the socioeconomic ladder. For too long, Illinois’ budget crises have created instability and divestment in our communities, while the rich have gotten richer.
“A Fair Tax is a first step toward requiring that the very wealthy pay their share so we can invest in our local schools, create good paying jobs, and make sure all Illinoisans have access to quality and affordable health care. It is also a critical step toward putting our state on firmer financial footing and ensuring that Illinois is truly a place for Latino advancement.”