Tuesday, the Senate Human Services Committee passed our DSP Wage Bill House Bill 5931 by a vote of 6 yes and 3 no. See how your Senator voted.

House Bill 5931 now moves to the Senate and will be voted upon shortly.

We are very close to sending this bill to the Governor so I need you to act once again.

I want you to contact your Senators on today 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.

This bill will increase the starting wage for Direct Care Professionals to $15.00.

Act now!

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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)
 
Tony@thearcofil.org