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Pass a Positive Budget

 

 

Stay up-to-date on the Illinois state budget crisis and AFC's other policy efforts by reading our weekly BudgetWatch blog written by our director of government relations, Daniel Frey.

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Take action during this budget crisis by sending letters to your legislators and sharing our budget infographics.

Pass a Positive Budget is a community-driven campaign that fights for a fair and positive budget for FY16, FY17, and FY 18. The health and lives of individuals living with and impacted by HIV face serious threats this year. Gov. Bruce Rauner has now three times proposed budget cuts to the services and programs that keep HIV-positive people healthy. Our communities will not tolerate slashing such essential programs and services. Instead, we will fight back, speak out and demand that Illinois pass a positive budget!

The budget proposed by Rauner on Feb. 15, 2017 contains a $15 million appropriation for the HIV Lump Sum that was $26 million in FY 15, $200,000 to the African American HIV/AIDS Response Act (AAARA), am over 80% cut since FY 15, and $4 million in Supportive Housing services. The governor and the legislature must come together to enact sufficient revenue and a full, responsible budget for FY 18.

AFC and our coalition partners are dedicated to building support to solve the budget crisis that has been plaguing Illinoisans for far too long.

Read our press release on the proposed budget.

Read our Budget Brief: A case of governmental dysfunction | Jan. 23, 2017

 

Passed budget events and articles

*Our state budget work has strived to advance sound public health policies through an aggressive media advocacy campaign. With the assistance of Public Communications Inc., we received 50 placements in a variety of national and local news sources and reached an estimated 24,393,994 people about our budget work.

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We need a complete budget! Tell your legislators to Pass a Positive Budget

On Feb. 15, Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed a budget for the next fiscal year, FY 2018. The budget proposed by the governor contains a $15 million appropriation for the HIV Lump Sum that was $26 million in FY 15, $200,000 to the African American HIV/AIDS Response Act (AAARA), am over 80% cut since FY 15, and $4 million in Supportive Housing services. 

The governor and members of the General Assembly must work to enact a full budget and revenue solution that resolves our state’s fiscal issues. We must fight back, speak out and demand that Illinois pass a positive budget!

Send a message to your legislators urging them to stop these devastating budget cuts and to pass a complete positive budget.


Do your job Springfield! Share the infographics

The fight against Governor Bruce Rauner’s devastating budget cuts to HIV services and programs continues with a second fiscal year proposed budget that includes more funding cuts. We encourage you to help others understand and take a stand against these cuts by sharing these budget infographics on social media using #PositiveBudgetIL and #AdvocatesAssemble.

Click the images below to download each infographic:

Download the poster!