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IFT Lobby Day Announced

The 2014 IFT Lobby Day will be held Tuesday, April 29 in conjunction with A Better Illinois’ Fair Tax Citizen Lobby Day. With so many fiscal challenges before our State, this cooperative effort will be one of the most important events in many years for IFT members and the public we serve. Among the items we expect to be addressed is a fair tax constitutional amendment which would give voters an opportunity to decide if lower income tax rates should be provided for lower income working families and if higher rates should be assessed to those with higher incomes.

Additionally, IFT members will be asked to help promote our union’s position on other issues that may include increased education funding, tightening oversights on charter schools and other important initiatives under consideration by lawmakers.

IFT Lobby Day Schedule   
April 29, 2014

Briefings (where you will receive an overview of the highlighted issues and your Lobby Day materials) are tentatively scheduled to be held at the Carpenters Hall, 211 W. Lawrence Avenue, directly southeast of the IFT legislative office.

9:30 a.m. | Briefing #1

10:15 a.m. | Briefing #2

10:00 – 1:00 p.m. | Lobby at the Capitol. Advance appointments with legislators are recommended.

11:00 a.m. | A Better Illinois’ Fair Tax Citizen Lobby Day rally in front of the Lincoln Statue on the east side of the Capitol on Second Street. 

Noon – 1:00 p.m. | Complete and return lobbying response forms to Carpenters Hall. Light lunch provided.

REMINDER: Due to security restrictions in the Capitol, you will be required to show photo identification and pass through a metal detector machine. All purses and bags will be x-rayed.




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