Make your voice heard!
- No drug testing for state benefits! House Bill 4255 would require Illinois residents seeking financial aid (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) to undergo an embarrassing, invasive drug test in order to receive the benefits. Urge your State Representative to oppose this measure!
- Fight racial profiling – Illinois law requires the collection of data on traffic stops, including the race of the driver and provides law enforcement agencies with resources to address “potential racial bias.” Law enforcement agencies have reported the data each year, and many have used the information to alter training programs, policies and procedures related to interacting with civilians. Now, we need the Illinois General Assembly to make the law permanent. House Bill 4442 will remove the sunset date on the legislation, assuring that this resource is available for law enforcement agencies moving forward. Please contact your State Representative today.
- End bullying in Illinois schools — House Bill 5707 helps schools and officials respond to bullying by creating best model policies and practices to address on-going situations. It mandates the communications that school officials need to have with parents when bullying is reported. And, it requires schools report annually about incidents of bullying and how they were addressed — without identifying the students involved. Tell your state representative to support this measure.
- Protect reproductive freedom in Illinois – House Bill 5462 and House Bill 5463 recycle unconstitutional anti-abortion legislation passed and blocked by the courts in other states. The first measure imposes medically unnecessary regulations on abortion clinics, with the aim of shuttering clinics across Illinois. The second bill erects dangerous obstacles for women seeking abortion care — including requiring multiple trips to a clinic and being forced to listen to a state-mandated lecture about their “unborn child” and the harms of abortion. Urge your state representative to oppose these dangerous measures.
- Fight Pregnancy Discrimination – No woman should lose her job — or be forced to take unpaid leave — simply because she is starting a family. Sadly, today too many pregnant workers are forced out of their jobs because they are denied temporary, reasonable work modifications — like sitting on a stool, carrying a water bottle or getting a break from lifting heavy boxes. Without these temporary accommodations, some women may place their health and pregnancies at risk. Tell your state representative to stand up to pregnancy discrimination by supporting House Bill 8.
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