As you are already aware, The Arc is working with a larger coalition of State Associations and AFSCME to increase Direct Support Professionals starting wage to $15.00. Last week the Illinois House of Representatives passed House Bill 5931 by a vote of 67 yes and 43 no. See how your legislator voted.
According to Senator Steans, our Chief Sponsor in the Senate, House Bill 5931 will be voted upon early this week when the Senate comes back to the Capitol on Tuesday.
I want you to contact your Senators on Tuesday asking them to become a Co-Sponsor and support House Bill 5931.
To make this easier, AFSCME has created a legislative hotline toll free number which will patch you through to your own Senator. Please be aware that it does say AFSCME legislative hotline.
Call your State Senator on Tuesday at 844-259-0916 and urge them to stand up for fair wages by supporting and co-sponsoring HB 5931.
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The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423