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Rent Control is PAST DUE – Housing Day of Action
Join us as we ask Governor Pritzker to use his political capital to move HB2192 in Springfield. JB used his power as governor to not only win the Fight for $15 in Illinois, but he fast-tracked the bill with his political muscle. We need him to do the same for HB2192, bringing much-needed statewide rent control implementation to the 51% of rent-burdened households across Illinois. He saw the need to act fast on wages, and now he needs to act fast on the other side of easing the burden on working families, rent control.
We were all encouraged when the governor came out in support of rent control in the race last year, but he hasn’t stood with us on this issue since the campaign. Illinois needs him to be a leader on this issue, and he can make Illinois the second state in the United States behind Oregon to implement statewide rent control.
JB, we know you want to be a progressive champion, so stand with us on this issue, Mr. Governor. We are looking to you to ensure that seniors aren’t thrown out on the streets, people with disabilities can live in community, neighborhoods aren’t gentrified, and that people can age in place, making their communities richer places through their continued presence in it.
More details to come.