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Springfield Lobby Day 2019

In May 2019, the IRA joined IHLA and ICCVB for our Springfield Lobby Day. The events included a reception with dozens of legislators and a full day of meetings and lobbying efforts in the Capitol. 

Throughout the event, the IRA met with influential leaders in both legislative chambers, including Senate President John Cullerton, House Republican Leader Jim Durkin, Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady, Majority Whip Senator Martin Sandoval, and others.

The central issues discussed included protecting the Retail Discount on sales taxes, the Access to Justice workforce development program, and a plastic bag tax exemption for restaurants.

Thank you to all who attended, and we look forward to bringing an even larger group to Springfield in 2020.

For more information on IRA advocacy efforts, please contact Matt Quinn, Assistant Director of Government Relations & Communications. 

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