Chris Kennedy believes that Illinois’ government is rigged. It benefits the politically connected few at the expense of the many. Illinois’ regressive tax system takes more money from the low-income and middle class pockets than almost any other state. The only way to fix our broken government is to make elected officials accountable to the people who put them in office. Chris supports automatic voter registration, setting term limits, and redistricting reform that ensures rural communities and communities of color are fairly represented.
Government reform is critical to Illinois’ future because we have one of the most regressive tax systems in the country. Our political system is not serving the best interests of everyone in the state. We have allowed the middle class to become a donor class to the wealthy. Middle class and low-income households Illinois pay more in taxes than they would if they lived in almost any other state, and they get less back in government support than they would if they lived in most other states. This is not sustainable.