There are some excellent coalition groups organizing advocacy around the State Budget.
One of the best is the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. They are defending the potential cuts to the Illinois Community College Board, which is the key funding source for Commons’ Adult Education and Training Center (ETC).
They have a great website where you can quickly send a message to the Governor to tell him to prioritize Community College funding, since it leverages significant federal funds. If Community College funds are cut even a small amount, the State will lose all of the federal matching funds for adult education because federal laws require states to maintain a constant amount of funding.