AARP is Voting Yes on the Graduated Income Tax - Helpful Info to Help You Understand Why

Posted on 09/26/20

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For years, AARP has been fighting for commonsense solutions that fix our budget crisis without shifting the burden to older adults and middle-class families. The graduated income tax is a step in the right direction. Voting yes on the graduated income tax could help the state raise around $3 billion a year to deal with the budget crisis and ensure funding of essential services.

Here's where we stand on the issue.

The graduated income tax will not tax retirement income. Don't believe what the opponents are saying. Read here.

Facts vs. Fallacy - Read here for a blog post from State Director Bob Gallo who breaks it down.

Here's why Illinois Workers need the Graduated Income Tax.

New research shows just how devastating our current flat tax structure is for Black and Hispanic Illinoisans. Learn what's at stake for older Black and Hispanic Illinoisans this Fall.

AARP Illinois is doing multiple Telephone Town Halls where you can ask questions and learn more about the Graduated Income Tax Amendment.

Click below to listen to a past event on Facebook.
Sept. 24

Upcoming TTH + FB LIVEs for Graduated Income Tax:

September 28th at 12:30pm
Facebook Live Conversation, Know the Facts - The Graduated Income Tax
Guests: Ryan Gruenenfelder, Manager of Advocacy and Outreach, AARP IL and Josh Harris, Associate State Director, AARP IL
October 13th at 12:30pm
Facebook Live Conversation: Myth Busters on the Graduated Income Tax on Illinoisans
Guests: Bob Gallo, AARP IL State Director, and Josh Harris, Associate State Director, AARP IL, and Rosanna Marquez, State President, AARP IL
October 19th at 10am
Tele-Town Hall about the Graduated Income Tax
Call-in number will be available here closer to the date.
October 20th at 10am
Tele-Town Hall about the Graduated Income Tax
Call-in number will be available here closer to the date.

If you'd like to help AARP Illinois spread the word about the need for a Graduated Income Tax, contact Ellen Acevedo at

Paid for by Yes to a Financially Responsible Illinois.

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