Lower sales tax on food

Lower sales tax on food

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Started by Ella hawkins

Many people in communities with poverty pay 8 times as much as the 1%, in sales taxes. This has a bad impact on racial inequities because people in poor communities spend more than half of their annual income on food. 

Currently 13 states have lowered taxes on food including Illinois, but I would like for taxes on food to be completely eliminated. Because of inflation, prices for food has jumped 8.8% over the last 12 months. That means people in low income have to pay even more on basic household items. 

This petition will be sent to J.B Pritzker and hopefully he will consider eliminating taxes on food.  

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97 have signed. Let’s get to 100!