I am sorry to report to you that the override of House Bill 5139 failed in the House this morning by a vote of 64 to 42. See how your legislator voted here.

The fight to maintain quality community services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities will continue. Our DSP’s deserve a fair and competitive wage so our advocacy will continue.

Our Coalition will regroup to consider our next steps.

Thank you for your individual advocacy on the override. You did a great job!

This is a setback but we will continue to advance this just cause.

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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)
708-828-0188 (CELL)