Take Action for a Responsible Budget: Call Script for Elected Officials

Call Governor Rauner toll free at 217-782-0244

Call your lawmaker toll free at 1-844-311-CUTS (1-844-311-2887)

Hi, I’m a constituent of Gov./Rep./Sen. NAME [Give your name, full address and phone number] and (if applicable) I work for/receive services from/am a member of [Give the name of your organization] in his/her district. 

I'm calling to tell Gov./Rep./Sen. that as Illinois enters a new year with no budget, our communities face more uncertainty than ever. The stopgap spending plan has expired leaving the state without the authority to pay providers. Human services, higher education, transportation and other public services continue to suffer and have less resiliency than before. I’m calling on Rep./Sen. to insist that leaders of both parties put political agendas aside and propose a complete budget that invests in Illinois families and communities.

Optional: A fully funded budget with enough revenue is important to [your organization] because without it [name specific service or sector] services will be harmed.