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Tell your state Senator: Oppose bills that hurt kids, educators

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The Illinois Senate is preparing to vote on a series of bills touted as a partial solution to the state’s budget crisis.

Some of the bills being considered would have a negative impact on students, school districts and retirement benefits for active TRS and SURS participants.

We oppose SB 13 and SB 11

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Tell your senator to Vote NO on SB 13 because:

  • A property tax freeze will make it harder for school districts to provide a quality education if their budgets can’t be adjusted when costs increase.
  • Reducing physical education hurts students. Research proves PE combats childhood obesity and helps with behavioral issues.
  • Reducing access to safe and affordable driver’s education hurts students who, without in-school driver’s ed, would have no other way to obtain the training needed to get a driver’s license.
  • Eliminating hard-won protections against outsourcing would make school buildings and transportation facilities less safe for students.

Tell your senator to Vote No on SB 11 because:

  • Senate Bill 11 forces Tier 1 employees to choose between two ways of diminishing their pension. It is an unconstitutional attack on pensions.

The vote could come at any time. Make the call NOW. 217-782-2000

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