In 2015 Grassroots Collaborative launched the Illinois People’s Agenda: a vision of reinvestment in the people of Illinois. The People’s Agenda provides a new path forward that creates jobs, grows the
Illinois economy meets the challenges facing our state in a way that is fair and equitable to all residents and helps Illinois families prosper.
In order to bring Illinois in line with other Midwest states, the People’s Agenda calls for generating new state revenue from those ablest to afford it. The People’s Agenda revenue package includes closing corporate loopholes, passing a graduated income tax, millionaire tax, and a financial transaction tax. Together, these revenue proposals would generate billions of dollars for the state of Illinois.