By: Diane Benjamin
The document above is from the filings with the State of Illinois. Where did the $4500 this PAC started with come from? We don’t know. Maybe it came from all the people mentioned in this story: https://blnnews.com/2020/09/02/the-document-you-must-see/
According to their website this PAC was formed in April 2019 – note above. They didn’t file a Statement of Organization until a year later. https://www.responsiblecities.com/
The same document shows Michael Straza as Treasurer. He would know where that $4500 came from. He had to resign when he decided to run for Ward 5 and then changed to running for Mayor. Can anyone guess who will be endorsed?
From the Responsible Cities PAC website: https://www.responsiblecities.com/
They are progressives. The agenda is constant change using your money. Progressives spent $100,000,000 on Uptown. Progressives built the Coliseum and bought the BCPA. Progressives wants to build an underpass in Uptown when an overpass would have been free. Lead social change? What social change? Squashing voices they don’t want to hear? Social change is a good thing? Government’s job is to “lead” it?
Progressives don’t want to spend your money maintaining what is already built, that is why both cities have a gas tax to fix roads. Remember when the taxes you already paid funded those projects? The progressives have progressed to making you pay more so other dollars can fund their folly.
Sadly we won’t know where current donations, if any, came from before the election. The next filing period covers 1/1/21 – 3/31/21. Since the election is April 6th the reports won’t be available. Instead we have to look at contributions and spending as of 12/31/2020. The spending proves how those they endorse will govern:
These are the reported donors, non-partisan?
As of 12/31/2020 they had $5,087.09 The above is from this website: https://illinoissunshine.org/committees/35984/
Progressives exist in both parties even though many of the above are known democrats. Voters need to know Progressives think they are brilliant and therefore have a right to your money, their agenda, and paying no price for being wrong.
Has anyone paid a price for the Coliseum flop? The never used fire station in Bloomington? The never used water tower in Bloomington? Empty first floor of 1 Uptown Circle? The excessive 2nd floor rent?
Voters must do better. Voting for progressives will cost you money. Start by cleaning house in Normal before the current leadership adds more debt and taxes.
Next, watch for who this PAC endorses. They will point out the progressives they want. They are as “Responsible” as the “Affordable” Cares Act is affordable.