The Illinois Department of Human service decided to eliminate funding for its Community Youth Service Programs. This will mean the reduction and/or closing of over 300 youth programs, prevention services, and community based groups throughout the state. This means that safe havens for young people will be closing immediately, and thousands of youth in communities throughout the state will be place in harm’s way.
The Illinois General Assembly and the Governor’s Office must restore funding to the COMMUNITY YOUTH SERVICES grant line and restore these vital programs the provided community safety and protect our young people now.
THE FUTURE OF OUR YOUTH DEPENDS ON YOU!!!!
RESTORE FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY YOUTH SERVICES GRANT LINE NOW!!
IMMEDIATELY RESTORE fy2011 FUNDING
RESTORE fy 2012 FUNDING
Call your State Senator and State Representative
Call Democratic Senate President Senator John J. Cullerton @
(773) 883-0770 or (217) 782-2728
Call Democratic House Leader Rep. Michael J. Madigan @
(773) 581-8000 or (217) 782-5350
Call the Governors Office @ 217-782-0244 or 312-814-2121:
Governor Pat Quinn
Jack Lavin - Chief of Staff
Jerry Stermer - Senior Advisor to the Gov.
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