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SB 2404 Passes Out of the Senate!

Your e-mails and phone calls made a difference once again! President Cullerton's SB 2404 passed out of the Senate by a vote of 40-16-0. The bill now heads to the House for consideration.

The We Are One coalition issued a statement praising Senators who voted for the bill and encouraging House members to do the same.

"Our coalition is encouraged by this powerful show of support for a solution developed with unions representing public employees and retirees.

"Today's strong, bipartisan vote in the Senate sends a clear message to the House: SB 2404 is constitutional, reasonable, and responsible. The House should pass the bill without change or delay."
You may have heard some talk about retiree opposition to SB 2404. But the IFT Retirees Constituency Council, which represents more than 13,000 retired educators statewide, has issued a strong statement of support for SB 2404. The Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans has also come out in support of the bill.

Together, we must continue the fight! Please thank your Senator if he or she voted yes, and tell your State Representative to support SB 2404 by calling 888/412-6570.

Keep checking your inbox and the IFT Web site to learn what you can do next to help ensure SB 2404 passes the House and moves to the Governor’s desk.  



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