Governor Quinn says he's taking his fight for pension reform to the people of Illinois. He's rallying up a group of everyday people to call on lawmakers to get the job done.
"We'll use the power of electronic Democracy to wake up legislators, no matter how many folks who are in the system and who have a stake in it... they can holler all they want, but unless we reform it, our state will not be as good as it could be," says Quinn.
Quinn was, in the past, known for sparking change through his grassroots efforts. He's led three grassroots campaigns since 1975, one of which cut the legislature from 177 to its current 118 members.
He says he's certain his efforts to overhaul the pension system will have just as positive results. He'll launch the campaign sometime next month.