Where: The Capitol in Springfield
When: Wednesday, May 5, 12:00 noon CDT
Hundreds of concerned citizens are set to gather Wednesday, May 5 at 12:00 noon CDT in front of the Capitol in Springfield to oppose unsustainable state government spending and Governor Quinn’s proposed 33% income tax increase. After the rally, the citizens will enter the Capitol at 1:00 p.m. to meet with their representatives from the House and Senate.
This rally by the Chicago Tea Party and other Illinois Tea Party groups from across the state will provide a stark contrast from the union sponsored rally in Springfield on April 21. "We can’t afford to pay people to take the day off of work or bus people in by the thousands," stated Chicago Coordinator Steve Stevlic. "You won’t see any big screen TVs, DJs, tents with food, free t-shirts or pre-printed signs. We’ll be paying our own way to deliver a simple message: the people of Illinois can not afford a tax increase in this economy.”
“We plan to tell our legislators what we’re hearing when we talk to our neighbors - we need to balance the state budget with spending cuts, not tax increases. Tax increases hurt struggling families, hurt businesses and will cost us jobs,” said Illinois Tea Party State Director Denise Cattoni.
The citizens will also urge their legislators to support Illinois House Resolution 1057, an audit of state spending to identify waste and end Illinois’ culture of corruption. The resolution has 28 sponsors, including Democrats Rep. Jack Franks and Rep. Keith Farnham.
Credentialed media and local bloggers are invited to cover this event.
· Learn more about the Chicago Tea Party at: http://teapartychicago.org
· Learn more about the Illinois Tea Party at: http://illinoistea.org
· Learn more about Tea Party Patriots at: http://teapartypatriots.org
Organizer, Chicago Tax Day Tea Party
Coordinator, Tea Party Patriots Chicago
Illinois Tea Party