As law, HB.5461, The Concrete Carbon Utilization Reduction and Removal Breakthrough (‘CCURRB’) Act will create a special tax credit for concrete producers in Illinois that deliver concrete with exceptionally low embodied carbon for state funded projects. The bill also includes an added incentive for concrete that incorporates methods and technologies that store carbon from the air in the material. Now is the time to push for its passage because of major infrastructure investments recently approved for the state. The concrete used in those projects will only be poured once, so there is only one change to lower their emissions footprint. In May 2024 we need to convince the Illinois  State Senate and House of Representatives to include funding for CCURRB in the state budget.
In order for this to have any chance of happening we need as many Illinoisans as possible to let their state representatives and senators know that they support HB5461 on social media. Can you help us? Here’s how:

STEP 1: Download the support Graphic.

Download this PNG graphic, which you will post on X/Twitter and/or Instagram to declare your support.

STEP 2: Find your Illinois State Representative and State Senator on the maps below.

There are two maps below – the top one shows all Illinois state representative districts, and the bottom one show all state senate districts. For each, click on the color-coded district that your permanent residence falls within to first find your state representative, and then your state senator (Sorry, we can’t integrate a search field, so this requires a little basic geography knowledge of where you are! You can zoom in to get oriented).

STEP 3: Copy your State Representative’s and your State Senator’s social media handles.

For each map, a panel will open up on the lefthand side to reveal info for your state representative and state senator, respectively. This includes their X/Twitter handle and Instagram handle. Copy both handles and save them.

STEP 4: Post your support message

Open up your X/Twitter and/or Instagram accounts up, and post the graphic with a short message stating 1. which city/town you live in and 2. your support for HB5461. This unique message is important, because it proves you are not a bot, but a real person!

STEP 5: Tag key legislators [IMPORTANT]

In the message of your post address and tag your state representatives and senator directly. But also include the following tags for key leaders in both chambers whose decisions will determine whether CCURRB will be funded.

Twitter

@ChrisWelch_JD

@RepJGB

@ElgieSims

@DonHarmonIL

@RobynGabel

Instagram

@speakerwelchil

@repjehangordonbooth

@elgie_sims

@donharmon39

@repgabel

STEP 6: Include the Hashtag #CCURRB

Including the tag will help us track the volume of support declarations that are being posted, and which state reps and senators are seeing them.