We took part in a United Nations Association of Chicago meeting on the status of women’s rights in this country, addressing a variety of issues included in CEDAW such as voting rights, safety and security, education, work, health and housing.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle vowed to redouble her efforts to make the county’s criminal justice system more equitable by ending the requirement for those arrested for crimes to have enough cash on hand to pay their way out of jail.
The Re-entering Civics Education Act (HB2541) ensures that individuals who have been incarcerated will receive three 90-minute civic education classes during the re-entry process covering government, voting processes and current events.
The City of Chicago Ethics Board on April 29 proposed sweeping changes to tighten the city’s ethics ordinance, campaign finance regulations and City Council rules and expand the inspector general’s powers. The proposals should be a “week-one” priority for Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot, said Board of Ethics Chairman William Conlon.
By the November 2018 midterm election, citizen support rose for ACA provisions, especially coverage for pre-existing conditions and expansion of state Medicaid initiatives. Because of efforts by the Trump Administration such as eliminating the individual mandate, obtaining affordable adequate healthcare in Illinois is a struggle.
Your calls to legislators matter. Each of these bills will be voted on before May 31. It is ESSENTIAL that you contact your Senator TODAY about the HB bills and your Representative about the SB/SJRCA bills.
H.R. 1 introduces sweeping reforms addressing issues fundamental to a functioning democracy—the voting franchise, campaign financing and ethical guidelines for public policy creation and governance. The ethical proposals in H.R. 1 affect each branch of government.
We oppose the EPA's revised Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule. The Administration's proposal would scale back protections under the Clean Water Act for small streams and wetlands. Show your support by taking the pledge!
LWVIL Executive Director Audra Wilson led a group of nearly 40 Leaguers from around Illinois to the State Capitol, where they met with legislators, discussed League-supported legislation and made their voices heard.