Illinois Governor Rauner wants to cut millions of much-needed funding from high-performing programs that serve the state’s vulnerable communities. Westside Health Authority joined other organizations in the Chicago Equal Voice Network to urge our state representatives to make common-sense decisions to generate revenue instead of giving into the governor’s demands. Illinois residents are encouraged to contact their state representatives and Governor Rauner to let them know the state’s budget can be balanced without jeopardizing the future of our children or the health of our communities.

Below are some pictures from our day of action. Our delegation included WHA staff as well as several youth from our mentoring and civic engagement programs. Hundreds of other advocates were also in attendance, staging demonstrations and meeting with their representatives.