We had a great press conference in the Capitol, Tuesday morning. The press turned out and House Human Services Chairperson Robyn Gabel joined us fighting for living wages for Direct Support Professionals.


Capitol Press Conference with Bob Peterson & Katherine


DSP Schwana Murphy interviewed by CBS


Later that day, advocates attended the Senate Human Services Committee where Senate Bill 2952 passed out of committee! Over 3,500 witness slips were filed in support of SB 2952! Thanks for your advocacy!!



Bob & Katherine waiting to give Senate Testimony, DSP Tony


Victory after Senate Hearing!

Today, the House Appropriations Human Services will meet to consider our DSP Wage Bill, House Bill 5931. You can still file a witness slip as a proponent of HB 5931 here.


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Tony Paulauski
Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423
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