Updates and Events

October 3, 2020

A voter-approved amendment in this fall’s election would eliminate the requirement in the 1970 Illinois constitution that any personal and corporate State income tax be a flat tax. Half truths fueled by special interest expenditures are muddying the waters, but you can get the essential facts at this Briefing.

The League of Women Voters—Chicago invite you to a briefing featuring CTBA Executive Director and Roosevelt University Professor of Public Policy Ralph Martire to hear more about the fair tax and what it means for Illinois. 

REGISTER HERE to reserve your seat.  For more information, contact Abigail Nichols at abigail_nichols@hotmail.com.

Ralph Martire, Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability discusses the graduated income tax amendment that Illinoisans will vote on in the November 2020 election. You can watch the segment Friday, October 2nd @ 1 pm CT on CAN TV Channel 27, or anytime at the following link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWBXTUYOviw

September 26, 2020

Join Unity Temple and co-sponsors, Community Renewal Society, Faith in Place-Action Fund, Poor People's Campaign of IL, the IL-League of Women Voters, Vote Yes for FairTax and UUANI, for a fair tax town hall. Hear from some of Illinois’ top preachers, important politicians, and hear riveting personal testimonials from those most impacted who share how the Fair Tax will make their lives better.  


Sen. Don Harmon, President of the IL Senate 
Rev. Dr. Marshall Hatch, Sr. Pastor of New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church
Ralph Martire, Center for Tax and Budget Accountability  
Rev. Joe Mitchell, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church (DeKalb) 
Rev. Dr. Marilyn Pagán-Banks, A Just Harvest 
Rev. Brian Sauder, Faith in Place - Action Fund 

Contact K. Mooney with questions: soulfulstill@gmail.com

September 24, 2020

You have likely been inundated by commercials about the graduated income tax constitutional amendment.  Those supporting and opposing the graduated income tax are pulling out all the stops before people vote on this important issue.

The resounding success of the last Graduated Income Tax Town Hall has prompted the IACCE and SBAC to partner on a follow-up forum.  Ralph Martire and Leslie Munger will return to answer your questions about the proposed graduated income tax.

September 22, 2020

The League of Women Voters of Champaign County and the League of Women Voters of McLean County invite you to a virtual town hall featuring Ralph Martire, Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability and the Arthur Rubloff Endowed Professor of Public Policy at Roosevelt University.

  • What is the Fair Tax Amendment about?
  • How does the Fair Tax impact the state budget?
  • How does it impact me?

100 spaces are available for this virtual town hall discussion, PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY AT THIS LINK

September 22, 2020

The Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce invite you to an informative and important webinar on the proposed Graduated Income Tax that will be on the November ballot. 

Featured Panelists:

  • Ralph Martire, Executive Director - Center for Tax and Budget Accountability and Professor of Public Policy at Roosevelt University
  • Quentin Fulks, Executive Director - Vote Yes for Fairness
  • Mark Denzler, President & CEO - Illilnois Manufacturing Association

This webinar is free of charge, but you must register. Click HERE to register. 

September 15, 2020

The St. Charles Chamber of Commerce invites you to an interactive discussion on the pros and cons of a progressive income tax in Illinois Panelists will share diverse views and perspectives on the Proposed Progressive Income Tax, as well as offer the opportunity for your questions to be answered. Registration is Required:  REGISTER HERE


September 8, 2020

Join Good Government Illinois’s David Orr and Ralph Martire, Executive Director of Center for Tax and Budget Accountability and Rubloff Professor of Public Policy at Roosevelt University, for a discussion of the Fair Tax Amendment co-sponsored by Our Revolution Illinois on Tuesday, September 8 starting at 7:30 p.m.

RSVP to reserve your spot!

August 31, 2020

Join Indivisible Lincoln Square as we prepare to advocate on behalf of the Fair Tax Ballot Initiative with a briefing by special guest Ralph Martire from the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability. The session will cover where/who tax revenue comes from, tax policy as a social justice issue, the effect on the state's financial problems and the compelling arguments for Fair Tax.

Click here to register. After you register you will receive a Zoom link via email on the day of the discussion (Monday, 8/31).

August 20, 2020

The Lake Zurich Chamber of Commerce invites you to a  Free Live Streaming Event about the Graduated Income Tax 

Registration is required: lzacc.com