Our work with the Illinois legislature is a critical way that we advance civil liberties in our state, and we spend a significant amount of time engaging in the legislative process each year.

We aim to support bills that strengthen our rights guaranteed under the Constitution and defeat bills that threaten them. See below for information about our legislative efforts.

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HB 3447: Reducing Barriers to Recovery

The so-called War on Drugs, using criminal prosecution as the default response to those who use or are in possession of any drugs, has failed. This approach has failed to reduce drug use and tragic fatalities caused by an overdose of drugs.

March 16, 2021 Criminal Justice Reform

SB 2190: Repeal PNA

SB 2190 repeals the Parental Notice of Abortion Act, which requires a healthcare provider to notify an adult family member (parent, grandparent, step-parent living in the home, or legal guardian) at least 48 hours prior to performing an abortion for a patient under 18.

February 26, 2021 Women's and Reproductive Rights

HB 3071: Illinois Healthy Youth Act (IL HYA)

The Healthy Youth Act (SB 266 and HB 3071) builds on current sexual health education standards in Illinois to include a full toolbox of knowledge and skills to support youth in responsible and informed decision making about their health and well-being throughout their lives.

February 23, 2021