ERA and Illinois
LWVIL has long supported ERA ratification in the Illinois General Assembly. 2018 is an important year for this effort! Here are two March 2018 national press news articles that include info on Illinois:
Gubernatorial Democratic Primary Candidate Debate
LWVILEF partnered with ABC7 and Univision to hold a candidate debate with all the candidates for the Democratic Primary for Governor. You can watch the be 60-minute commercial-free recording here:
ABC7/Univision/LWVILEF reached out to the candidates running in the Republican Primary for Governor, as well. Illinois State Representative Jeanne Ives agreed to a debate but Governor Rauner's campaign stated the only debate in which he would participate was with the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board.
LWVUS Sends Letter on Immigration to Congress
The US League sent a letter outlining the necessary provisions that should be included in any immigration bill that moves forward.
Members of the LWVUS Lobby Corps will be visiting offices on Capitol Hill on this issue in the coming weeks.
LWVIL President Bonnie Cox sent a letter to the Illinois members of the US House of Representatives to support the Dream Act (HR3440/S1615) as a standalone bill. Read both letters HERE.
Online Voter Guide
The LWVILEF online voter guide is now live. Click HERE to see it or use the Voter Guide button on this page.
BallotReady/CivicEngine is the company supporting this.
Issues Briefing 2018 Recap
Distinguished speakers discussed pervasive problems and solutions during the all day event. Both morning and afternoon plenary sessions were livestreamed on our Facebook page. Speaker bios, presentations and videos of the various breakout sessions are posted HERE.
Gerrymandering Survey Responses on Fair Maps Released by IL Redistricting Collaborative
Ahead of the March Primary candidates for governor in both parties were given the opportunity to demonstrate to voters their commitment to fair and independent maps. The LWVIL was one of the organizations involved in crafting the survey. READ MORE
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