About - Issue Statements

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:

A Letter to Illinois Public Officials in Support of Sustainable, Affordable Community-Based Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency; and Opposing a Nuclear Power Bailout and Rate Hike

2016-11-27:  Read the entire statement here.

Demand Charges: Bad for People, Bad for the Planet, Wrong for Illinois

2016-11-27:  Read the entire statement here.

THE ILGP STATEMENT REGARDING WTTW'S EXCLUSION OF ILGP CANDIDATES SCOTT SUMMERS FOR SENATE AND TIM CURTIN FOR COMPTROLLER FROM THE CHICAGO TONIGHT DEBATES

2016-10-16:  Read the entire statement here.

WE STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE STANDING ROCK SIOUX: STOP THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE!

2016-09-08: Read the entire statement here.


THE INDEPENDENT MAP AMENDMENT

2015-05-17: 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.


THE LaSALLE STREET TAX

2015-04-18: 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)


CLEAN ENERGY/JOBS

2015-04-19:  The ILGP Coordinating Committee endorsed the Clean Energy/Jobs bill (SB1485/HB2607)

GMO LABELING

2015-04-19: The ILGP Coordinating Committee endorsed the bill requiring GMO labeling (SB 734)


LEGALIZE MARIJUANA FOR ADULTS

2015-04-19: The ILGP Coordinating Committee endorsed the bill to legalize marijuana by adults (SB753)

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