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Posted on: May 29, 2018

[ARCHIVED] “Protect My Town” Video Discusses Importance of Keeping Tax Dollars Local

Village of Westmont
Date Issued: May 29, 2018

The DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference (DMMC), of which the Village of Westmont is a member, recently launched a new website,  Protect My Town, a partnership of Illinois cities and villages across the state, is a grassroots campaign that promotes keeping local tax dollars local.  As the Illinois General Assembly looks to address State budget problems, it is important to encourage legislators to resist attempts to use local tax dollars to fill state budget gaps, which in turn, shifts the tax burden to local communities and taxpayers.

The regular scheduled session of the Illinois General Assembly 2018 Spring Session is currently in its final week. As the session winds down, budget negotiations can happen quickly and a finalized proposal may be considered shortly.  At this critical time, residents are encouraged to use to directly engage their state legislators and Governor to protect local revenues. 

The process is incredibly simple and only takes three easy steps. After logging on to
  1. Fill out your information; 
  2. Review your letter; and
  3. Hit the Send Letter button to complete the form and send the letter to lawmakers.
For more information about Protect My Town, please view these videos in the Protect My Town series produced by the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference.

For more information regarding this issue and other DMMC initiatives, visit their website at:


Contact: Larry McIntyre
Village of Westmont Communications Director/Public Information Officer

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