By: Diane Benjamin
Remember all those horror stories of kids camped outside restaurants and public buildings so they could learn during COVID school shutdowns because they didn’t have internet at home?
You either have received or will receive a postcard from the Illinois Secretary of State about Amendment 1:
Remember when you used to get a complete detailed report in the mail? It was always printed on blue paper so you couldn’t miss it.
Know what those languages are?
Illinois has these populations in large enough numbers and they can’t read English?
Since you are reading this on the internet, here is the link to the English version: https://ilsos.gov/publications/con_amend/ca_english.pdf
You only need to know 2 things about this Amendment:
- An Amendment to fix pension expense destroying Illinois finances is not on the ballot. Democrats don’t want to fix the biggest problem plaguing local and state budgets.
- This Amendment is not a Worker’s Rights Amendment. The amendment is in response to the Supreme Court ruling stating people could not be forced to pay union dues to keep their job. Democrats want to prevent Illinois from ever becoming a Right to Work State. Meanwhile states that have passed Right to Work are flourishing, people leave Illinois to live in them.
One excerpt meant to support a YES vote is very telling:
This amendment will help our economy by putting more money in workers’ pockets who join together and get raises. That will mean more money going into our communities and small businesses as people join the middle class with good-paying jobs.
Where is that “more money” going to come from?
Vote NO and tell all your friends to vote no.
Meanwhile, the next time you hear government wants to invest in infrastructure for internet, tell them it isn’t necessary. The State of Illinois proved it is with their multi-language postcard.