You can make a difference by making your voice be heard. Calling Legislators, and filling out Witness Slips are easy and effective methods for you to express your support or opposition to proposed legislation.
We've made it even easier for you to take action by compiling both Witness Slip links, as well as direct phone numbers for the sponsoring legislator for bill that affect our Southern Illinois values. If you need assistance or have additional questions, call us at 618-655-4109
It's easy, and only takes a few minutes!
Step 1: Witness Slips
Before a bill is heard in committee, Witness Slips will be read. These Witness Slips are on official record of your support or opposition to a bill. This is the easiest way for you to submit your official stance online, and ensure that it will be heard.
OK, How do I do That?
It's easy. Click the Witness Slip links provided for each Bill below , then fill out, and submit. Here are a few tips:
SECTION I: Fill in your contact information
Note: In Section 1. If you are not speaking on behalf of a Business or Organization, you may use “On behalf of self" and "NA" for Business & Title. In section ii. you may use Illinois Voter under Representation.
SECTION II: Representation: You can type “Illinois voter.”
SECTION III: Select “Original Bill” & check "Opponent”
Select “Record Of Appearance Only.”
Check “I Agree to the ILGA Terms of Agreement.”
Click “Create Slip” on the right side.
ALL DONE! Your Position will now be read at committee!
Step 2 - Call Legislators
It is important that we call the sponsoring Legislators and let them know that we oppose the legislation that they are proposing. These phone calls are recorded, officially logged and are a powerful and effective way for citizens to have their voices be heard.
OK, WHAT DO I DO?
It's easy. You simply call the sponsoring Legislators offices below. Sometime you'll leave a message, and sometimes you'll talk to an actual person. Either way, you simply leave a brief message stating your opposition.
"Hello, my name is _____________, and
I live in _____________.
I am calling to say that I strongly oppose
the bill(s) _________."
ALL DONE! Your Voice has been heard and your call recorded.
Progressive Income Tax Increase
(Establishes a Progressive Income Tax Increase, and Increases Business Revenue Tax)
Call the legislator(s) below:
Call & Email the bill sponsor
Rep. Robert Martwick (D)
Springfield Office: (217) 782-8400
District Office: (773) 286-1115
Call & Urge these Lawmakers to vote NO on Progressive Income Tax.
Rep Bristow (D)
Springfield Office: 217-782-5996
District Office: 618-465-5900
Rep. Costa Howard (D)
Springfield Office: 217-782-8037
District Office: 630-812-9292
Rep. Edly-Allen (D)
Springfield Office: 217-782-3696
District Office: 224-206-7647
Rep. Hoffman (D)
Springfield Office: 217-782-0104
District Office: 618-416-7407
Rep. Nathan D. Reitz (D)
Springfield Office: (217) 782-1018
District Office: 618- 282-7284
Rep. Scherer (D)
Springfield Office: 217-524-0353
District Office: 217-877-9636
Rep. Stuart (D)
Springfield Office: 217-782-8018
District Office: 618-365-6650
For more information or assistance, please call our office at: 618-665-4109