Budget Advocacy Resources

 Advocacy in Action - NOW! 

Welcome to the FY 2010 Budget resources section of the IADDA website. This section is designed for IADDA members and others committed to ensuring that the current cuts to the addiction services budget for fiscal year 2010 DO NOT STAND. We must work together as a field to take our message to every legislator, leader and media outlet in Illinois to make sure that they are aware of the devastating impact these cuts are going to have on communities around the state. 

In this section, you will find a variety of resources compiled by IADDA staff and consultants that will assist you in your own local advocacy efforts. Please feel free to use any or all of the available resources here. Remember to customize letters to the editor and press releases with your local facts, information, quotes and statistics. The more local the better when working with the media.

If you need assistance with any of the information here, or if we can be of assistance in your local advocacy work, please do not hesitate to contact IADDA immediately. IADDA staff and consultants will continue to work diligently to keep you updated on what’s happening in Springfield. This page will also be updated regularly with new information so check back often.

What you will find on this page:

  • Template letters to the editor to be customized with your own local statistics and sent to your local papers.
  • Template press releases and media advisories about to promote your local advocacy events
    Current fact sheets about the budget cuts.
  • A list of rallies and events IADDA is aware of in your area and in which you, your staff, clients and family members are encouraged to take part.

     Tools For Budget Advocacy 

TASC Impact Sheet (MsWord)

DHS Budget Briefing Presentation – June 25, 2009 (PDF)

Press release template for local press conferences (MSWord)

Flyer to Engage Constituents and Community Members (PDF)

Compilation of Newspaper Articles Referencing Cuts to Addiction Healthcare Services (PDF)

Letter to Editor template – agency version (PDF) or (MSWord)

Letter to Editor template – client/family version (PDF) or (MSWord)

Statewide Rallys and Community Forums (PDF)

Fact Sheet on Impact of Budget Cuts (PDF)

IL Budget Issues Highlighted – Page 5 of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly (ADAW), June 8, 2009 (PDF)
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