* From a fundraising e-mail…
In case you missed it: this month, Michael Madigan forced the largest tax hike in state history on Illinois families.
FIRST: Career politicians crippled our state for decades with a culture of corruption and self-interest.
THEN: Madigan, the House and Senate rejected commonsense reforms presented by Governor Rauner.
NOW: Madigan forced a permanent 32% income tax hike on Illinois families and passed a budget that is $2 billion out of balance.
We can’t sit by and watch Illinois go back to the old way of doing things.
Illinois is already suffering and the last thing we need is higher taxes without structural reform.
We have only 5 short days until July 31st and we need to raise $10,000 by then in order to send the message that we’re not going to accept the unsustainable and dangerous habits of the past.
Will you help fight back against the 32% tax hike?
If you agree we need to see real budget reform in our state - NOT a massive 32% tax hike - please donate to our reform fund today so we can fight back.
We need to show Madigan that Illinois does not want the old way.
As I’ve talked about before, small-dollar fundraising helps people feel they have “buy-in” on a campaign. The tiny amount of money is irrelevant to Rauner. But a list of committed small-dollar donors is worth its weight in gold. Rauner reported over $182K in unitemized receipts during the last quarter. Not bad for a rich guy.
* Meanwhile, in other campaign news…
Today, Illinois Painters District Councils No. 14, No. 30, and No. 58 joined together to endorse JB Pritzker for governor. As members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, they represent 36 different craft trades collectively across Illinois. This endorsement comes as labor support for JB Pritzker continues to grow, with support from the Illinois AFL-CIO and seventeen unions across the state of Illinois, including the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 881, and the United Steelworkers Union.