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Care Campaign Update

Search, Inc. is enthusiastically participating in the statewide Care Campaign to raise the wages of direct care workers in Illinois. 

An estimated 18,000 postcards (500 from Search!) have been delivered to Governor Quinn urging him to propose a $1.00/hour increase for direct service provider wages in his FY15 Budget Request. The cards also requested his support for SB2604/HB 3698 – companion bills that call for a multi-year increase to entry level wages at $13 per hour by FY17. The postcard campaign included a press conference at the capital to highlight the importance of the wage initiative and engage media in the effort. We will keep you informed of additional opportunities to support this very important campaign! For more information please visit the Care Campaign website.

 

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