As president of the Quad City Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO I am proud to say that our organization endorses the March 18th referendum concerning the 1 percent sales tax increase for Rock Island County's schools.|
Voters will have a very clear choice: we either want what is best for our students, our kids, our future, or we don't. We should all want safer schools, more energy efficient schools, more modernized schools that keep our kids safe, save tax payer dollars on energy bills, and attract the best and brightest from in state and out of state. We can have all of this by voting Yes on March 18th
Scott County, which is part of our central labor council's jurisdiction, has been enjoying the benefits of this funding mechanism for many years. The students, parents, and local economy have benefited immensely from having modernized, safe, and energy efficient public school facilities. It's time we do the same here in Rock Island County!
For every dollar you spend in Rock Island County, one penny will be put into a fund that can only be used for capital improvements at our schools. That is a financial sacrifice we can and must make for our kids, our future. A better future has always required an investment from the current generation, and this is our opportunity to do the right thing for our kids.
The Quad City Federation of Labor is proud to join with our community allies in seeing this referendum pass on March 18th for Our Kids, Our Future.
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