Will County voters urged to call House members, demand stop to budget plan
The Illinois Republican Party is asking voters throughout Will County to call their Democratic representatives, either Rep. Natalie Manley or Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, and urge them to vote against a budget plan that passed the Senate on Tuesday.
The robocalls are part of a statewide campaign that Steven Yaffe, the Illinois Republican Party spokesman, said is meant to overturn a “disastrous decision,” according to a press release.
The calls come in two varieties: a statewide version and a targeted version that mentions Democratic representatives by name.“Last night, Illinois Democrats took the first step in enacting a major tax hike without reforms," some calls say. "It's part of a scheme pushed by House Speaker Mike Madigan and Democrat candidates for governor like Chris Kennedy and J.B. Pritzker. They've said Illinois' top priority should be raising taxes by billions without reforms. And yesterday, Democrat state senators voted to increase the income tax by 32 percent on every Illinoisan. They passed a new sales tax on everyday services like Netflix, dry cleaning and television, and chose to let property taxes continue to skyrocket. The Democrats' tax hike agenda is wrong for Illinois. Instead, it's time to pass real reforms to create jobs and a real property tax freeze to give homeowners relief. “
The calls might not be so easy for Will County residents to make. The phone number listed on the Will County Democratic Party website is disconnected, as was the number for Rep. Anthony DeLuca (D-Chicago Heights).