2019 CAMPAIGNS


 We are poised to continue these campaigns for 2019:

  • Fair Tax Illinois

The Illinois Fair Tax is a proposed amendment to the Illinois state constitution that would change the state income tax system from a flat tax to a graduated income tax.  This campaign began in 2012 -- though defeated each election year, it has gained strength and we believe it will pass for the 2020 election cycle.  We join the Responsible Budget Coalition of Illinois. 

  • The Love Resists Campaign of the UUA

The Love Resists campaign gathers the energy of Unitarian Universalists to support the efforts of marginalized people to raise power for equality:  Dreamers, people of color caught in the criminal justice web, people facing discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation, people facing religious discrimination.  

  • Environmental Justice campaign of the Illinois Climate Table

We join forces with the Illinois Climate Table to monitor the implementation of the Future Energy Jobs Act of Illinois, passed at the end of 2016.  We will support legislation designed to enact recommendations of the FEJA.

  • Poor People's Campaign

Challenging a cultural dynamic that supports systemic racism, poverty, and environmental injustice, working for better jobs, better homes, better education, a better day for people disenfranchised by our American world of today.   PPC has identified these targets for action this spring:

= Voter Suppression, especially as we conduct all-important mid-term elections this year, includes banning requirement of difficult-to-acquire IDs, the disenfranchisement of people with records

= Ecological Destruction, leading to water contamination, toxic neighborhoods near landfill, lead poisoning and asthma in poor communities

= Economic practices that undergird poverty, including poor wages, mass incarceration which disenfranchises a population, and inequality of taxation -- PPC will continue the Fight for 15 Movement for fair wages and the Fair Tax Campaign

=Militarism, especially the militarism of police actions and the proliferation of poorly-regulated gun ownership