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The Proposed DCFS Budget Falls Short - It's Time for Real Reform

Written Testimony of Claire E. W. Stewart
B.H. v. Walker Class Counsel
Before the House Human Services Appropriations Committee Subject Matter: DCFS Budget

To Chair Harris and members of the House Human Services Appropriations Committee,

March 8, 2018

An Open Letter to Illinois Schools

In recent weeks, students of Parkland, Florida, who survived a mass shooting at their school on February 14th, have inspired high school students across the country and here in Illinois with their leadership and courage.  Some students are learning for the first time that their voices

March 2, 2018 First Amendment Advocacy

When America interned its own

February 19 marks the anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt’s issuance of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the internment during World War II of 120,000 individuals of Japanese descent, two-thirds of whom were American citizens.

February 19, 2018

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