THE ILLINOIS POLITICAL PROCESS IS BROKEN!
“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely”
– John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton
“The Illinois Constitution is meant to prevent tyranny, not enshrine it”
– Illinois Supreme Court Justice Robert R Thomas
Our government no longer works for us. We must change that. It’s our government and we must start today. We call on every citizen across this state, no matter your politics, to join us in an Illinois Citizen Uprising!
ILLINOIS IS IN A STATE OF CRISIS
CAUSED BY CORRUPT POLITICIANS
Our elected political leaders have chosen time and again to ignore the wants and needs of the citizens of this state – us. They have failed us and abused their power for their own self-serving and corrupt agendas. They have left us, the taxpaying citizens of this state, and our children and grandchildren with a bleak future – If we don’t take action! Illinois Citizen Uprising is a non-partisan organization that will demand real reform. The politicians of this state – our elected representatives – have rigged the game for themselves, and against us. So much so that they are virtually guaranteed of being elected, and re-elected over and over again, with 65% of them running unopposed. That’s not a democracy. That’s a rigged system. We can’t keep playing their game by their rules and just hope things will get better. We need to change the rules of the game in order to bring about real reform, and dramatically change our political system. It won’t be easy but we must succeed. Together we will take back our state!
THIS ALL MUST STOP!
And together we will stop it. We can and will take back our government. We will Take Back Our State!
THIS IS WHAT CORRUPT ILLINOIS POLITICIANS HAVE CAUSED
- 2018 #1 Ranking as the most fiscally unstable state (US News & World Report, Februay 27, 2018)
- Highest overall tax burden in the nation (WalletHub, March 13, 2018)
- $12 Billion in debt (Bloomberg February 7, 2018)
- $250 Billion in unfunded pension liabilities (Moody’s Investor Service, July 5, 2017)
- Near junk bond status
- Story after story of insider deals, self-serving politicians, graft and flat out corruption
- 4 of the last 7 elected Illinois Governors have gone to prison – one resides there now
- It’s clear politicians have hijacked our state government for their own selfish gains
- Repeatedly blocked every real reform in order to keep the corrupt status quo and retain their power
Because of all of this, now our neighbors, our friends are fleeing what has been their home – our home – Illinois at a faster rate then anywhere in the nation because they’ve had enough. We’ve chosen to stay and fight! Join us and start an Illinois Citizen Uprising.