Tell Congress to Pass Sensible Gun Laws
Students, parents and concerned Americans marched in Washington D.C., and other cities across the country, to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we finally put an end the epidemic of mass school shootings. Across the country, the League of Women Voters marched with them, setting up voter registration tables to ensure those speaking out are heard at the ballot box this year.
We marched for the lives of America’s children. We marched to urge Congress to enact common-sense solutions to the gun violence plaguing our nation.
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:
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.
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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