2017 Issues Briefing
2017 Event Recap
Learning about the issues and advocating for positive change is more important than ever. League of Women Voters has been effectively making democracy work for justice, fairness and equality for nearly 100 years.
The 2017 Issues Briefing was held on Saturday, March 4 bringing together change making experts, administrators and legislators for one amazing day exploring the topic, “Making Democracy Work for Justice."
The remarkable program began with a plenary featuring CBTA's Ralph Martire, Representative Will Davis and Illinois Secretary of Education, Beth Purvis, who shared insights on education funding in Illinois.
State legislators and Executive Directors of organizations, as well as other notables rounded out the list of speakers. We dove deep into education funding, fiscal policy, immigration and health care under our new administration, violence prevention and environmental protection -- all important issues for us and our communities. Our shared passion for justice and action was fed among 180 other kindred spirits.
There's a Better Way: Making the Case for an Evidence-Based Funding Model for Illinois Schools
The Illinois Budget Impasse: the Damage Caused to Illinois and its Residents
2017 Work Shop Materials
Continuing the Discussion: An Educator's Perspective on Evidence-Based Funding
Addressing Violence: What Works, What Doesn't What Those in Affected Communities Have to Say