Time Range For Action Alert:October 2, 2019 to November 23, 2019
2 MINUTE OPTION
Call your local Elementary and High School, ask to speak to the Superintendent's Office and leave the following message:
"My name is _____ and I am [a resident in our School District and/or parent of a child] in _____ School. Please convey my request that our School Board instruct our School Board delegate to the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) vote "NO" on Resolutions 1 and 3 during the conference in November."
"As a resident and/or parent in our School District, I request that you send a copy of my e-mail to all of our School Board members along with the attached Fact Sheets.
I urge our School Board to instruct its delegate to the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) to vote"NO" on Resolutions 1 and 3 which encourage the Arming of Teachers and Staff, during their conference on November 23rd.
Please refer to the attached Fact Sheets for more information."
2. Follow up your email with a phone call and ask the Superintendent to get back to you to let you know how the School Board voted during the conference.
3. If you receive feedback, request a Feedback Information Form that can be passed along to the proper channels.
WHY IT MATTERS
It's urgent to send this as soon as possible since your local School Board may only have one School Board meeting before November 23rd.
Last year, the Resolution on Arming Teachers was defeated by only 24 votes, so your input is ESSENTIAL.
If Resolution 1 is passed the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) will advocate for legislation permitting school boards to develop plans that train and license faculty and administrators to carry a firearm in school while students are present. Read more...
If Resolution 3 is passed the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) will fund grants for districts to hire School Resource Officers (SROs) or security personnel who will carry firearms. Research has found that most SROs are not trained to work with children. Read more...
The League of Women Voters of Illinois believes we should protect the health and safety of citizens through limiting the accessibility and regulating the ownership of handguns and semi-automatic weapons.
LWV US POSITION
The League of Women Voters believes that the U.S. government should adopt legislation that will close the gun show loophole, increase penalties for straw purchases of guns, ban assault weapons, place limits on high capacity ammunition magazine size, and fund research and reporting on gun violence in America. Curbing gun violence is a critical matter of public safety, public health, and public confidence. Read the letter the League sent to the U.S. Senate on the need to reduce gun violence.
Issues referenced by this action alert: