Today, Think Big Illinois released a new television ad urging state legislators to give Illinoisans the opportunity to vote on the fair tax. By supporting the fair tax amendment in Springfield, legislators will ensure Illinoisans have the chance in November 2020 to decide what kind of tax system they want – one that works for everyone, or one that just works for the wealthy few.
“Deserve” will run in markets across the state. Watch the ad here.
“Illinoisans deserve to decide if they want to keep our current unfair tax system in place, or want a system that levels the playing field for all our families. It’s not often that voters have the chance to have a direct say on such important issues for them and their families, and legislators should not deny them of that opportunity,” said Quentin Fulks, Executive Director of Think Big Illinois. “Think Big Illinois hopes legislators will do what’s best for our state and give Illinoisans the chance to vote on the fair tax.”
- Commonsense in Illinois - Wednesday, May 15, 19 @ 9:39 am:
B+ or A-…Simple direct and the pictures compliment the script. It also paints a very simple message which is hard to disagree with. Whichever side one is on this issue, it’s hard to say, “No thanks…I don’t want to vote on this…”.
- PublicServant - Wednesday, May 15, 19 @ 9:41 am:
I think it’s worth explaining that your legislator’s YES vote just gives you the opportunity to vote the fair tax up or down. Some people may not be clear on that.
- Grandson of Man - Wednesday, May 15, 19 @ 9:56 am:
Good ad, but I thought I saw a different, better one on TV yesterday evening (not sure). The ad is trying to get people to call their reps and act as participants in making the law.
Before a certain kind of right wing whining begins, Pritzker and Democrats won, so there will not be pension reform and term limits CA’s for the voters to decide. Win first then try to go for it.
Best of the bunch so far– by far. Still, “tell your representative” is a weak call to action and unlikely to be acted upon by the vast majority of viewers who may not even clearly understand what “representative” this ad refers to. Grade B.
The “whiners” who insist the people should decide on term limits, pensions, and redistricting will all vote against letting the people decide on the graduated income tax. In other words, it’s not really the principle of direct democracy they favor. It all depends upon the issue.
They need 71 votes. I am sorry they have some cowards in their caucus but that’s the Speaker’s problem, not the taxpayers. If raising taxes is such a good idea you would assume this is more popular. If it passes it can come to the people. I am ready, willing, and able to vote no when it appears on a ballot in front of me, along with a vote against any candidate that supports it.