About Us

About the Responsible Budget Coalition

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The Responsible Budget Coalition (RBC) is a large and diverse coalition of more than 300 organizations concerned about state budget and tax issues. It includes organizations that serve children, families, veterans, seniors and people with disabilities; education groups concerned about early learning, K-12 and higher education; labor unions; faith-based and civic organizations; immigrant and refugee families; and many others.

We are a non-partisan*, trusted source of information on state budget and tax policy and a leader in the fight to pass a budget that chooses revenue over cuts to vital services.

The individual organizations that belong to the RBC represent a diverse range of interests but are united by these three common principles:

·       Adequate revenue to support state priorities and make smart investments

·       No more cuts to vital programs and services

·       Fairness in raising revenue


   Click here for a PDF of a one page overview of the Responsible Budget Coalition.

   See our fact sheet: Why We Need Adequate Revenue: Illinois in Chaos


Membership and Weekly Update

RBC Members: Click here to see a list of RBC members.

Become a Member: To sign up your organization as a Responsible Budget Coalition member click here.

Weekly Update: The RBC sends out a weekly email (usually on Tuesdays) to members and allies, which provides information about the work of the RBC and its members along with news and resources about the state budget.  Click here to sign up to recieve the weekly update (if your organization is signed up as a member of the RBC, you should automatically receive the weekly update).



Media Contact: Ambar Mentor-Truppa, amentor@povertylaw.org

Field Contact: Dan Lesser, Coordinator, danlesser@povertylaw.org






* The Responsible Budget Coalition is a nonpartisan statewide Coalition made up of over 300 member organizations. We are united by three common principles including adequate revenue to support state priorities, no cuts to vital programs and services, and fairness in raising revenue. The RBC does not intervene or participate in contested elections for public office, nor does it support, endorse or oppose any candidates for office, nor do the endorsements or electoral activities of our member organizations reflect or suggest a position with respect to a contested election on behalf of the RBC. As a coalition we engage and work with public officials on a bipartisan basis to enact our core principles.