Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and our state network applaud the growing momentum for a fair tax system from the Illinois Senate and House Revenue and Finance Committees this week.
As the fair tax amendment is brought to the House of Representatives floor, we urge every representative to vote yes to put the amendment on the ballot. Illinois residents deserve the opportunity to vote on whether they want a fair tax.
A fair tax will allow for higher rates for higher incomes, lower rates for struggling households at risk of becoming homeless, and help Illinois generate the revenue it needs for addressing the lack of affordable housing, expanding emergency shelters and preventative programs, and building racially equitable communities by helping ensure the wealthy pay their fair share.
Illinois cannot wait any longer for a fair tax.