Open States' stated mission is to improve civic engagement.
To be true to that goal, we can not stand by and be silent when a large portion of Americans face systemic racism and other forms of oppression. That oppression has meant being excluded from civic participation at the ballot box, being called un-American for peaceful protests, and being denied justice for crimes committed against them.
Amends the Chicago Municipal, Chicago Laborers, and Chicago Teachers Articles of the Illinois Pension Code to provide that, for certain leaves of absence during which a participant is employed by a labor organization, contributions shall be based upon the participant's regular salary (rather than the salary received from the organization). Effective immediately.