Protecting Essential Services the Right Thing to Do
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Springfield (Wednesday, May 27, 2015) – Following is the statement of SEIU Healthcare Illinois Vice President James Muhammad regarding budget developments in the General Assembly:
“We applaud the Democrats in the General Assembly, who have listened to the people of Illinois and now are moving to pass spending plans that protect the most vulnerable among us, including seniors, people with disabilities and those working families who rely on affordable child care.
“By protecting these services and standing up for those most in need, these legislators have lived up to the promises they made when they were elected.
“Now, with real spending plans in place, it’s time for bold discussion on fixing the structural inequities in Illinois. This means both fair revenue measures to protect vital services so seniors with disabilities and those who depend on care never again are placed in danger’s way–and ensuring that the ultra-wealthy pay their fair share.”