In the face of budget cuts and a deficit, a constitutional convention would cost taxpayers $80 million
Monday, Sep 29, 2008
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In Springfield, they’re cutting $140 million dollars for school construction across the state. They’re slashing $600 million in health care for the poor, shutting down drug prevention programs and removing funds for gun violence prevention initiatives. They’re even cutting funds to help abused children.
But on November 4th, some people in Springfield want us to spend an estimated $80 million dollars on a constitutional convention.
That’s why Citizen Action/Illinois, along with the Illinois League of Women Voters, the Illinois Federation of Teachers, and many other organizations oppose a constitutional convention.
Let’s send a strong message to the lobbyists, politicians and special interests: Illinois can’t afford $80 million dollars for a con-con when we have so many other priorities.
Learn more about the why you should Vote No on a constitutional convention by visiting http://www.protectillinoisconstitution.org