A Primer on the Illinois Fair Tax Campaign
with Marissa Levy, Anna Rubin, Gwen Tucker and Abby White of the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
Wednesday, August 12 at 7:30 pm
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82150149145
On November 3rd Illinois voters will go to the polls not only to elect a president, but to vote on an amendment to the state constitution. If approved, this amendment, known as the Fair Tax Amendment, will allow enactment of a graduated rate income tax in the state. Currently, Illinois has a flat rate income tax, which has created one of the most unfair taxing systems in the nation. It fails to tax people relative to their income and the impact is clear: a structural deficit, inadequate levels of core services to Illinois communities, and a bruised state economy. These problems have only been exacerbated in recent months with the onset of COVID-19 and the ongoing uprisings for racial justice in the state. Join us at this session to learn about the campaign to pass the Fair Tax Amendment and how we can take action as a Jewish community to more equitably and justly fund our state.