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:

2017-07-16: ILGP Endorses Minimum Wage Increase Bill (SB81)

2017-07-07: Illinois Finally Has A Budget and It’s Cause to Get Motivated for 2018!

2017-05-21: ILGP Endorses Industrial Hemp Bill (SB1294)

2017-05-21: ILGP Endorses Trust Act Bills (SB31 & HB3099)

2017-04-16: ILGP Endorses Legalization of Cannabis Bills (HB2353 & SB316)

2017-04-16: ILGP Endorses Eminent Domain - Trial by Jury Bill (HB2532)

2017-04-16: ILGP Endorses Minimum Wage Increase Bill (HB198)

2017-04-16: ILGP Endorses Ranked Choice Voting Bill (SB780)

2017-04-06: Volunteer to phonebank with the DuPage Greens and the National Nurses Union to support SB 1970 (the LaSalle Street Tax Bill) and a "People and Planet First Budget"

2017-04-10: ILGP Urges Members and All Concerned Illinois Residents to Call Illinois Senate Subcommittee Members to Vote SB63 (the Equal Ballot Access Bill) out of Subcommittee - Deadline has been Extended to May 5th! Keep making Calls.  The Pressure is Working!!

2017-03-19: ILGP Endorses Financial Transaction Tax Bill (SB1970)

2017-03-19: ILGP Endorses Criminal Forfeiture Procedures Bill (HB689)

2017-03-19: ILGP Endorses Accessible Abortions Bill (HB40)

2017-02-24: ILGP Endorses Improved Ballot Access Bill (HB762) with an Amendment

2017-02-24: ILGP Endorses Improved Ballot Access Bill (SB63) with an Amendment

2017-02-24: ILGP Endorses Minimum Wage Increase Bill (SB2) with Amendments

2016-11-27: 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: Demand Charges: Bad for People, Bad for the Planet, Wrong for Illinois

2016-10-16: THE ILGP STATEMENT REGARDING WTTW'S EXCLUSION OF ILGP CANDIDATES SCOTT SUMMERS FOR SENATE AND TIM CURTIN FOR COMPTROLLER FROM THE CHICAGO TONIGHT DEBATES

2016-09-08: WE STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE STANDING ROCK SIOUX: STOP THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE!

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)