Friday, July 10, 2009

URGENT: Contact Stermer and Quinn and Demand Continuation Contracts

Help Keep The Momentum Going

Governor Quinn’s executive branch directives have begun to address the need to assure that vital governmental functions and community services continue. In addition, Governor Quinn issued a letter to State employees assuring them that despite the absence of a state budget they will be paid. Finally, Quinn’s Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has rescinded all budget cuts and is putting revised continuation contracts on the street.

Please tell the Governor to rescue the children, women, men, families and workers who have been forced onto the street. Due to draconian cuts in Governor Quinn’s Department of Human Services 220,000 children, women, men, and families are being thrown out. The Governor’s office estimates that over 220,000 children, women, men, and families are being thrown out of critical mental health care and substance abuse prevention and treatment services.

Please call the Governor's office and state that you want him to issue continuation contracts to temporarily fund services for people who have no where else to turn.

When we called the Governor's 800 number below, we received no answer. When we called the Governor's Springfield number below we were transferred to the 800 number. When we called the Springfield office again we were put on hold for 5 minutes. Finally, someone answered with "Governor's Office" and when we explained our concerns and interests we were again transferred to the 800 number which rang and rang and rang. When someone finally answered, we were told that there are 3 phones being managed by 1 person right now.

We expressed our concerns and were told that the best number to call is: 217-782-0244 (The Governor's Office of Citizens' Action")

Nonetheless, here is the official contact infor for the Governor...

Governor Quinn’s contact info:

Patrick Quinn
State of Illinois
James R. Thompson Center
Suite 16-100
100 West Randolph
Chicago, IL 60601-3220
800/642- 3112 toll free
312/814-2121 phone


207 Statehouse
Springfield, IL 62706
217/782-6830 phone
217/558-0898 fax

Jerome Stermer’s contact info:

Jerome Stermer
Chief of Staff
Office of the Illinois Governor
James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph, 16-100
Chicago, IL 60601
312/814-2121 phone
312/814-4794 fax


207 State House
Springfield, IL 62706
217/782-0244 phone
217/524-4049 fax

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