Call your state representative TODAY!
Tell them to STOP THE CUTS to family planning and teen pregnancy prevention!
The Illinois General Assembly is back in Springfield this week. This is your opportunity to tell state leaders that we need to put people over politics. Tell them cuts in services for Illinois families are unacceptable.
If the current FY 2010 budget goes into effect on July 1, reproductive health care will be cut off for thousands of Illinoisans:
Planned Parenthood makes referrals to other programs which are also going to be cut. This will hurt many of our clients:
Planned Parenthood is working with many other Human Services providers to stop the cuts. The Illinois Chapter of AARP has set up a toll-free Illinois State Budget Hotline so that you can call your state representative:
Tell your state representative: “Stop the cuts to family planning and teen pregnancy prevention! It’s time to find new revenue and fix the budget crisis!”
UPDATE: Emergency Budget Rally Turns Out 5,000 at the Capital.
Yesterday, 5,000 people converged on the Illinois State Capital in Springfield to tell their state legislators to fix the current budget crisis.
Thank you to all of the Springfield area Planned Parenthood supporters who joined us for a very hot day of marching, chanting and cheering.
You can check out media coverage with these links:
5,000 protesters at Capitol call for budget deal http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/1636441,CST-NWS-leg24.article
Lawmakers return to Springfield amid protest, talk of cuts http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-legis-24jun24,0,5513061.story
Thousands pour into capital to rally for tax increase http://www.wics.com/newsroom/top_stories/videos/wics_vid_1168.shtml
Lawmakers work on budget, as rallies take place nearby http://www.wandtv.com/global/video/flash/popupplayer.asp?vt1=v&clipFormat=flv&clipId1=3894634&at1=News&h1=Lawmakers&rnd=37251371
Hot, loud, demanding: Thousands pack Statehouse to protest cuts http://www.pantagraph.com/articles/2009/06/24/news/doc4a4215ce94b4a907238455.txt
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