From time to time, the ILGP will formally take a position on a current issue, for example, by endorsing or opposing legislation or urging support for a new law. The following are the issues on which the ILGP has taken a formal position:
2015-05-17: THE INDEPENDENT MAP AMENDMENT
The ILGP Coordinating Committee endorsed the Independent Map Amendment to the Illinois Constitution. This amendment would create an independent commission to draw the maps for electoral districts in Illinois. The petitions are circulating now. This is an example of direct democracy--if enough registered Illinois voters sign the petition, the amendment will be adopted; that's right, neither the governor nor the legislature need be involved. Please support this petitioning effort. For more information on the amendment and how to help, visit mapamendment.org/ and lwvil.org/redistricting.html.
2015-04-18: THE LaSALLE STREET TAX
ILGP Members at the ILGP Membership Meeting in Urbana voted to endorse the Campaign to Enact a LaSalle Street Tax.
LaSalle Street Tax to Meet Human Needs--FAQ (pdf)
Make Speculators Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes (pdf flyer)
Resolution on Speculation Sales Tax--Annotated (pdf)
2015-04-19: CLEAN ENERGY/JOBS
The ILGP Coordinating Committee endorsed the Clean Energy/Jobs bill (SB1485/HB2607)
2015-04-19: GMO LABELING
The ILGP Coordinating Committee endorsed the bill requiring GMO labeling (SB 734)
2015-04-19: LEGALIZE MARIJUANA FOR ADULTS
The ILGP Coordinating Committee endorsed the bill to legalize marijuana by adults (SB753)