The State of Illinois just passed a budget!
Going without a full budget for 736 days has had devastating impacts on our state. Passing a budget is a step in the right direction for healing education, social services, public health, and economic and environmental justice.
Thanks to the efforts of concerned citizens like you, state legislators heard loud and clear from their constituents about protecting the Renewable Energy Resources Fund (RERF) dollars (raised from electric utility bills, not taxes) for the Illinois Solar for All Program.
We are happy to report that NONE of the RERF money was swept in the budget!
The Solar for All Program will now be able to provide a critical environmental justice focus in the transition to a green economy. Training programs and job incentives for hiring 2,000 returning citizens and alumni of the foster care system in good-paying solar jobs can now be implemented.
Please send a message to your state legislators thanking them for protecting this vital funding and/or letting them know that you support it:
Thank you – your efforts to connect with your elected officials make a difference!