On April 18, LWV Chicago Education Committee Co-chair Nancy Brandt contacted Illinois Rep. Robert Martwick (D-19th) about the optimal size of an elected school board as suggested by observers of effective representation.
“Campaign financing,” notes Ann Ravel, former chair of the Federal Elections Commission, “is like the gateway issue to every other issue you might care about…whether it be education, tax reform or foreign policy.”
SB2090 requires county jails and election authorities to ensure citizens who have not been convicted and are awaiting trial can vote in elections. HB 2040 would bar state and local governments from contracting with private prison companies to run any kind of detention center in Illinois.
Please ask your State Representative to support HB2265 to require every public elementary school to include civic education in its 6th, 7th, or 8th grade curriculum. The bill is on 3rd Reading.