When JCUA members voted overwhelmingly to take on the Fair Tax campaign, we knew it would be difficult. Voters don’t trust Illinois lawmakers. The ultra-wealthy would do what they can to prevent tax increases. The dominant narrative in our society holds that all government intervention is bad and all individual wealth is good.
Despite everything we were up against, we never shied away from this difficult undertaking. Indeed, JCUA selects campaigns that are controversial and challenging because we understand that meaningful social change requires transformation at the foundations of our political and economic systems. Fair Tax offered us that opportunity.
As we reflect back on the last 14 months of the campaign, we are astounded by what the JCUA community accomplished and the power and momentum we’ll carry forward.