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Budget Cuts Rally

July 19, 2010 - Illinois Disability Community rallies to protect independence

Disability community rallies to protect independence
Calls for state leadership to preserve cost efficient programs and raise revenue

Facing budget cuts that could force people into costly institutions, disability advocates and organizations representing thousands of people with developmental, psychiatric and physical disabilities rallied outside the State of Illinois Building today. While Illinois faces a massive financial crisis, more than 20% of the service cuts announced last month impact people with disabilities.