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Shouts of unity, chants against an immoral budget and a kaleidoscope of signs graced the James R. Thompson Center Plaza on July 22 as 200 people gathered to lambast Governor Bruce Rauner and the Illinois state legislature for not yet passing a budget in the state.
The shouting wasn't relegated to the Thompson Center, though. Online, #PositiveBudgetIL was trending on Twitter among people at the rally and those who showed solidarity from home or elsewhere. Here are 10 Tweets that tell the story of AFC's Rally for a Positive Budget:
IL's HIV/AIDS cuts are not just to ADAP & Medicaid but ESSENTIAL housing & support svcs as well as sex ed & prevention. #positivebudgetIL— The Messinger of Joy (@joydelivery) July 22, 2015