Mobilized by CCH’s Statewide Network, almost 1,300 letters signed by residents of suburban DuPage and Kane counties were delivered Friday afternoon to the Chicago office of Gov. Bruce Rauner.
The letters ask the governor not to cut vital homeless services in the FY16 budget plan that Gov. Rauner will unveil Wednesday.
More than 900 letters were signed by residents of DuPage County, and more than 400 by Kane County residents, after being circulated by area churches, schools and service providers active in the Statewide Network.
Working with Statewide Network Organizer Jim Picchetti, the 1,284 letters were delivered by Moe Zayed from Aurora’s Hesed House, and Aurora University students Daniel Flores and Michael Luetkemeyer, Aurora University.
CCH’s Statewide Network organizes 30 providers, non-profits, school and civic groups working in nine suburbs and downstate communities, with focus on Aurora, Rockford and Waukegan.
– Anne Bowhay, Media