Search

1 to 10 of 10
Sort by

Blog Entry
CCAP Income Eligibility Restored

Thanks to your relentless advocacy efforts, eligibility to the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) has been completely restored! Families in non-TANF education and training programs and families earning up to 185% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), once again have access to child care...


Blog Entry
Graham-Cassidy Amendment Fails in Senate September 27, 2017

Thanks to the calls you made to your Congressional leaders, the Graham-Cassidy amendment will not be voted on in the Senate! Republican leadership did not have the necessary votes to pass it, so a vote will not be held. The Graham-Cassidy amendment emerged earlier this month and attempted to...


Blog Entry
Join the #GetItDoneIL Vigil!

Join the #GetItDoneIL Vigil! As you know, the state of Illinois still does not have a budget for the fiscal year that is set to end on June 30th – much less a budget for the fiscal year that begins in just a few days. This is unprecedented in Illinois history. We need a budget NOW! Join...


Blog Entry
Take Action to #GetItDoneIL

#GetItDoneIL launches RIGHT NOW! As you know by now, the state of Illinois still does not have a budget for the fiscal year that is set to end just days from now on June 30th – much less a budget for the fiscal year that begins in just a few days. With that in mind, join the “Get it Done IL”...


Blog Entry
Tell Your Elected Officials to Support Human Services Funding!

Tell Your Elected Officials to Support Human Services Funding! Last week, members of the General Assembly passed SB 2038, an emergency stopgap funding bill for human services. SB 2038 would provide $700 million in dedicated funding to many human service providers that continue to provide vital...


Blog Entry
Call Your Legislators to Support the Fair Tax Act!

Tell Your Elected Officials to Support Human Services Funding! In Illinois, we are prohibited from having a Fair Tax because of our state constitution. A fair tax means individuals with lower incomes pay lower tax rates and those with higher incomes pay higher rates. A Fair Tax will...


Blog Entry
Submit a Witness Slip in Opposition to SB 2321 SA #2 TODAY!

In just a couple of hours, the Senate Human Services committee will vote on SB 2321 Amendment #2, which would exempt from DCFS licensure all school-age programs designed to promote learning, child development, education, or recreational activities. If granted this exemption, programs serving...


Blog Entry
Call to support Child Nutrition Reauthorization! Llame para apoyar la Reautorización de Nutrición Infantil!

Call your Congressional Leaders to support Child Nutrition Reauthorization! Senators and Representatives will have the opportunity to consider a Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill on their respective floors within the coming weeks. Included in the reauthorization is the Child and Adult Care...


Blog Entry
Call Your Senator to Support Child Nutrition Reauthorization!

As the new year begins, Senators are focused on negotiating to reauthorize the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), which expired on September 30th. CACFP provides reimbursements to early care and education (ECE) programs, like child care centers and Head Start centers, when they provide...


Blog Entry
Congress Agrees on FY16 Spending Bill

On Tuesday night, Congressional leaders were able to compromise on a spending and tax bill for Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) which began on October 1, 2015 and will end September 30, 2016. Thanks to your advocacy efforts, the FY 2016 Omnibus Appropriations Bill includes tax credits for working...