Votes have been cast and counted, and we can now announce that JCUA members vigorously support moving forward with the Fair Tax 2020 campaign! We will now prepare to join our coalition partners in educating Illinois residents about this important issue and working to ensure the referendum passes on the November 3, 2020 ballot.
JCUA staff put forward a proposal at the July 31 JCore meeting to participate in a campaign to pass the Illinois Fair Tax referendum. After discussion and deliberation, we conducted a “temperature check” to determine if there was enough support to bring the proposal to the full JCUA membership base. A super-majority of members favored proceeding. We then opened voting to our full membership through this Google form, and the results were overwhelming: more than 97 percent of members who voted were in favor of taking on the campaign.
We believe that Fair Tax 2020 is an opportunity to bring a progressive and equitable tax system to Illinois. While it won’t fix all of the issues regarding representation and taxation, it is a crucial step in the right direction to ensure that every person pays their fair share.
Election Day is 426 days away. The time for organizing around Fair Tax is now!
Read on to learn more about the Fair Tax referendum and why we support it.