Okay folks the time to act is now! This is the vote we have been waiting for! This bill will increase DSP wages to $15.00 and all other staff including QIDP, nurses and others.

Issue – Representative Robyn Gabel will Call HB 5931 – DSP Living Wage Bill THIS WEEK for A Vote in the House

We learned late yesterday afternoon from Representative Robyn Gabel (D-18) that she intends to call HB 5931 – the DSP Living Wage legislation in the House of Representatives – for a vote on the House floor today or tomorrow.  We need to bring our advocacy to bear and support Representative Gabel and the 17 Co-Sponsors on HB 5931 by flooding the statehouse with calls urging support for the bill!

Here is a position paper on the bill: HB 5931 Living Wage for DSPs

 Action Requested – Call State Representatives and Urge them to Vote “Yes” on

HB 5931 – DSP Living Wage Bill

Starting as soon as 8:30 AM today, we need YOU and anyone that supports a living wage for DSPs to take the link below and take steps to log your support for HB 5931 with your Representatives.  Your calls today are vital to ensure we have the votes we need to PASS HB 5931 out of the House of Representatives.

We had 2,500 witness slips supporting this bill in Committee last week – let’s match that number with calls today!

Click below and TAKE ACTION!

Here is a link for House members contact information.

Don’t know who your House member is? CLICK HERE


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Tony Paulauski
Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423
815-464-1832 (OFFICE)
815-464-1832 (CELL)