Momentum is building to deprive people with disabilities the opportunity to live in a community
of choice. Senators Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard, both candidates for Illinois Governor, have
vowed to keep state institutions open. State Treasurer Dan Rutherford and businessman Bruce
Rauner, also gubernatorial candidates, want to conduct an assessment of state facilities before
committing to a position. This is unacceptable. We need leaders that will stand up for our civil
rights and fight to provide people with disabilities opportunity, prosperity and hope in a
community of choice.

Together, we can make a difference. Please email each candidate TODAY and let them know that
we will not stand for being used as political pawns and that disability advocates throughout Illinois
support community integration.

Senator Bill Brady: contact@bradyforillinois.com 
Senator Kirk Dillard: connect@DillardTracy.com
Treasurer Dan Rutherford: danrutherford@danrutherford.org 
Bruce Rauner: info@joinbruce.com

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Tony Paulauski
Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
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