During our May Illinois Green Party (ILGP) Coordinating Committee Meeting the members voted to support the following bills.
US HR763: Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act
Illinois HB2040: Private Detention Facility Moratorium Act
HR763, which has just been reintroduced in Congress, includes the Carbon Fee and Dividend Plan which the ILGP endorsed a few years ago. This bill is also endorsed by the Citizens Climate Lobby and the ILGP Coordinating Committee feels that this bill is a small part of what is needed to address the climate crisis, though we are concerned with exemptions for agriculture and military emissions.
Here is the full text of the bill: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763
And a post from the Citizens Climate Lobby about the bill.
Extends the current ban in Illinois on private prisons for criminal custody to civil detention – including immigration detention facilities.