Demand Change

Save the Tip Credit!

Restaurants and service industry employees make Chicago the place that we know and love. They operate on some of the thinnest profit margins of any businesses in our city.

Small businesses can’t afford more meddling from City Hall.

Stand with them and sign here to save the tip credit!


Save the Invest in Kids Act!

Parents are desperate for better educational opportunities for their children. There are over 20,000 families on the waiting list for a tax credit scholarship. The General Assembly must act to expand and make the Invest in Kids Scholarship Program permanent before it’s set to expire this year.

All children, no matter their disability, family’s income, or zip code, deserve the best education that fits their unique needs.

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“I’m Back.”

Illinois residents resoundingly rejected Governor Pritzker’s Tax Hike Amendment in 2020 that would’ve raised taxes on Illinois families and the over 110,000 small businesses in our state.

Now, it turns out that proponents of the graduated income tax did not learn their lesson and want to try again. Sen. Robert Martiwck (D-Chicago) plans on reintroducing a bill that would change Illinois’ flat tax to a graduated income tax within the next month. 

Don’t give the same legislators who just voted to give themselves an 18% pay raise more power to hike your taxes.    


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Repeal the ‘Safe-T Act’ and Protect Your Family

The ‘Safe-T Act’ signed by Governor Pritzker and endorsed by Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx is demoralizing police departments and emboldening criminals.

Sign here to demand the repeal the Safe-T Act and protect your family!


Demand Tax Relief

High taxes, 40 year high inflation rates, and record gas prices are hurting working families.

Sign here to voice your support and demand tax relief for families!



Progressive activists are trying to disrupt our elections and bring ranked-choice voting to Illinois.  

Ranked-choice voting will disenfranchise your vote and confuse residents trying to advocate for their families. Protect Our Elections and STOP Ranked-Choice Voting in Illinois.


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Demand Independent Maps

Gov. Pritzker pledged he would “veto any map that was unfair.” Now, when it’s actually time to start drawing the maps, he is backtracking. We are seeing the same corrupt process as before. 

Springfield political insiders are trying to disenfranchise voters and draw maps that favor themselves above doing what’s fair. They are committed to meeting the constitutional June deadline to submit a map before they even receive the accurate census data for fear of having to work in a bipartisan manner. They are rushing because their power is at stake. 

Creating an independent commission to draw the maps instead of giving the authority to partisan politicians would give Illinoisans true representation and power to participate in competitive races. 

In 2020, there was a bipartisan movement for a Fair Maps Amendment which would do just that. Some said it was a publicity ploy not intended to go anywhere. And it didn’t: the Amendment died in committee. With the positive headlines secured, The General Assembly didn’t gather for months missing the deadline to get it on the ballot for voters to decide in the 2020 Election. 

Gov. Pritzker used all his political capital to get his Tax Hike Amendment on the ballot the year before. He wanted to give politicians more power to tax and spend. Pritzker didn’t prioritize Independent Maps. He focused on power for the politicians and ignored power for the people. 

He is already in political trouble with his approval ratings plummeting and his handpicked candidate to succeed Mike Madigan and become the new Democrat State Party Chair failed to garner the votes. He’s not going to rock the boat with the political insiders he seeks to please in Springfield. 

For too long, politicians have had the power to choose who they represent rather than the other way around. 

Sign here to demand an independent and transparent map-making process that puts the voters before the politicians. 

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Stop Pritzker’s $1B Tax Hike On Businesses

Gov. Pritzker has proposed $1B in tax hikes on businesses to fund his unbalanced budget.

Gov. Pritzker has no other solution than raising taxes to tackle the state’s fiscal problems. Businesses have suffered enough during this pandemic and can’t afford another Pritzker tax hike.

Sign here to stop Pritzker’s $1B Tax Hike!

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Save Illinois Small Businesses!

Gov. Pritzker has shut down small businesses for months and expects them to pay even more in taxes.

He wants to use this lame duck session to eliminate state-level tax benefits that were created in the CARES Act.

Now is the worst time to raise taxes on struggling small businesses.

Sign here to save small businesses!

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Protect Your Retirement!

Illinois families pay the highest state and local tax rates in the country, have been dealt 24 new tax hikes and fees while Pritzker’s been in office, and as if that isn’t enough, their retirement income may be next.

While advocating for the Tax Hike Amendment in 2020, State Treasurer Michael Frerichs let the idea of taxing retirement slip. He said:

One thing a progressive tax would do is make clear you can have graduated rates when you are taxing retirement income. And I think that’s something that’s worth discussion.” 

That statement, whether intentional or not, could have very well been the nail in the coffin in the defeat of the Tax Hike Amendment in 2020. 

Now, there is a Resolution sponsored by Rep. Tom Demmer sitting in the Rules Committee that would protect your retirement income from Springfield politicians. 

Sign here to demand the General Assembly take up this matter and protect your retirement income: 

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Demand Madigan Testify

Mike Madigan refuses to testify before a bipartisan committee about his alleged involvement in the ComEd bribery scandal.

What does he have to hide? 

Sign here to demand Mike Madigan testify! 

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Don’t Let Pritzker Push You Around

Gov. Pritzker continues to threaten tax hikes on middle class families and small businesses after they rejected his Tax Hike Amendment. Illinois voters said NO to any more taxes.

Sign here to show Gov. Pritzker you won’t give into his bully tactics and demand no more tax hikes without reforms!

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Return the Madigan Money

Last election cycle Speaker Madigan gave over $21 million to State Representative candidates. After the election, despite corruption and sexual harassment scandals swirling around his office, these candidates returned the favor and loyally voted Madigan in as Speaker.

Last week, Speaker Madigan was implicated in a bribery scandal with ComEd after the company admitted it provided jobs and contracts to Speaker Madigan’s allies in exchange for rate hikes and favorable regulations.

Yet, Democrat candidates refuse to return the tainted money or pledge not to take any more.

Sign here and demand local democrats return the tainted Madigan Money.

Return Madigan’s Money

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2018 General Election Madigan Contributions (Prairie State Wire)

District  CandidateHometownTotal from MadiganVote For Madigan As Speaker
48Terra Costa HowardGlen Ellyn$1,546,160Yes
55Marty MoylanDes Plaines$696,965Yes
45Diane PappasItasca$1,473,524Yes
49Karina VillaWest Chicago$1,441,820Yes
53Mark WalkerArlington Heights$1,433,803Yes
111Monica BristowGodfrey$1,368,859Yes
62Sam YinglingGrayslake$1,074,384Yes
61Joyce MasonGurnee$740,249Yes
116Jerry Costello, IISmithton$710,523Yes
76Lance YednockOttawa$567,425Yes
17Jennifer Gong-GershowitzGlenview$552,608Yes
59Daniel DidechBuffalo Grove$466,122Yes
112Katie StuartEdwardsville$347,015Yes
46Deborah ConroyVilla Park$184,225Yes
56Michelle MussmanSchaumburg$168,351Yes
57Jonathan CarrollNorthbrook$96,605Yes
96Sue SchererDecatur$76,682Yes
85John ConnorLockport$18,251Yes
44Fred CrespoHoffman Estates $24,860Yes
98Natalie ManleyJoliet$45,422Yes
51Mary Edly-AllenLibertyville$857,998 Yes

Source: Illinois State Board of Elections

Demand Mike Madigan Resign!

Mike Madigan’s closest confidant, Mike McClain, and three others plead not guilty for their alleged involvement in the ComEd bribery scandal.

It is abundantly clear Mike Madigan cannot be trusted. Madigan’s alleged involvement in a bribery scheme involving ComEd proves he does not have Illinois families’ best interests in mind. He is out for himself, his power and his riches.

Sign here and demand Madigan resign!


Tell Governor Pritzker to REMOVE THE GRADUATED INCOME TAX from the Ballot!

In light of the coronavirus crisis shutting down the economy and wreaking havoc on the small business community, the Illinois Opportunity Project stands with the Illinois Business Alliance in calling on Gov. Pritzker and the General Assembly to remove the graduated income tax from the ballot in November.



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Demand Property Tax Relief

In typical fashion, the General Assembly introduced and passed a 3,000 page budget in less than 24 hours. 

This would be Gov. Pritzker’s third unbalanced budget in a row since he has taken office. Illinois already has the 2nd highest property taxes in the nation and Pritzker’s economic policies continue to drive them up with no urgency for relief.

There is still time to demand property tax relief and call on the Governor to veto this budget. 


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