Action for Advocacy
Action for Advocacy
Late January 2017
Here we are yet again! Frustrated, tired, and a bit puzzled by our elected officials and Governors. How do your political games override the rights to services for people with disabilities here in Illinois? If someone can explain that to us, we would be grateful! So after yet again dozens of nights with no sleep, we are on the brink of difficult decision making once again. How do we keep going without funding? Plain and simple, we don’t: No money = no services. We are to the point of having to make that decision again more than 4 times in the last 24 months.
Here it is plain and simple, get Illinois with a balanced budget! Legislators and Governor, this is your time to do the plain and simple, we are your responsibilities, we want services that we are entitled to by law. Get it together, ladies and gentleman, it’s time!
We at NICIL can’t be the only ones to send our message loud and clear to Springfield; you must also contact your elected officials and the Governor and tell them it is time for you!
We are happy to have cooler days and hopefully now that the elections are over, cooler, clearer focus on what lies ahead of us in the great State of Illinois. We at NICIL believe it is a great State with a long history of taking care of its citizens. We mean EVERYONE in Illinois needs to focus and make this a great State once again.
NICIL spent time this fall contacting all of our legislators as well as the candidates for races in our area about NICIL’s areas of concern. We were able to talk with some; some even visited us and we appreciated that! With great sadness, some didn’t even return calls and one stated that “not sure would want to meet us” . That is unfortunate as well as disrespectful, but in the true NICIL tradition, we continue to inform and educate on a regular basis our State legislators and Governor. You need to do so as well, NICIL can not be the only voice that continues to talk about the needs in the disability community. WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!! Yes, we are shouting out loud for every single person to advocate for your rights.
Let’s be sure to be heard!!!! Contact your elected officials. Click below to the current list of elected officials. We will update the list once the new officials take office, but don’t wait, contact them today!
Click here for a list of their contact information:
So what is next for NICIL?
Contact your legislators today and tell them how important NICIL and other service providers are to your independent living. If you don’t who will?
We will continue to serve! Stop by and see us, Monday through Thursday, 8:00am to 4:30pm.