Springfield news: 2 bills move forward, still looking for sponsors

Good news! Two of the bills we are working on passed out of committee in the IL House on Tuesday, April 10th. Here's what you can do next!

Thanks to those of you who made calls and filled out witness slips, and thanks to Blocks Together for working on the CPS facilities bill, HB5721!

Please check to see if your state rep is a co-sponsor of these bills, and if they are not on the list, call them this week and ask them to co-sponsor these bills. It’s a very simple phone call: “Hi, I’m a constituent of Rep_____. I’m calling to ask them to co-sponsor HB5481 and HB5721.  

HB5481- class size goals, Rep Guzzardi is the Chief sponsor

Current co-sponsors:  Will Guzzardi - Mary E. Flowers, Emanuel Chris Welch, Ann M. Williams, Robyn Gabel, Linda Chapa LaVia, Elizabeth Hernandez, Sue Scherer and Katie Stuart

HB5721- CPS school facilities/actions, Rep Sonya Harper is the Chief sponsor  

Current co-sponsors: Rep. Sonya M. Harper - Will Guzzardi - Mary E. Flowers - Camille Y. Lilly - Juliana Stratton, Cynthia Soto, Ann M. Williams, Emanuel Chris Welch, Silvana Tabares, Robyn Gabel, Litesa E. Wallace, Melissa Conyears-Ervin and Marcus C. Evans, Jr.

If you have any questions, email us at act@raiseyourhandaction.org. Looking to get more involved? Join us for the RYH Action Lobby Day with us on May 9th. We’ll be meeting with legislators in Springfield, one of the best ways you can make your voice heard! You can register to come along here.

We hope to see you at the RYHAction Spring in to Action Fundraiser on 4/28 at the Kimball Arts Center. It should be a fun night and the support helps keep our organization doing the work you rely on. If you haven’t already you can purchase your tickets here, and consider sponsoring the event or making a donation even if you can’t attend.  

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