I read with great interest your article “Illinois’s broke, busted; RF’s Behrend says he’s got a fix,” in the Feb. 10 edition of Wednesday Journal. I generally tend to vote Democratic, but recently learned about the Put-Back amendment through a local Republican candidate during a visit in Springfield.

Behrend’s right on point when he says he’s “addressing this to every Illinois citizen who cares.” I have been spreading word of the Put-Back amendment at every opportunity and think that Democrats and Republicans alike can join in to support this excellent idea. Let’s join Mr. Behrend and get Illinois government “put back” in the people’s hands! Find a petition to sign or print them up, pass them around and collect signatures yourself at www.putbackamendment.com.

Daniel Seltzer
Oak Park

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