Articles by David E. Smith
Governor Rauner Needs to Hear From Us Loud and Clear!!!
By David E. Smith   |   10.09.15
The Center for Medical Progress has video documentation of the illegal activities of Planned Parenthood who are selling the body...
Dan Fisher in Homer Glen and Robinson!  JOIN US!
By David E. Smith   |   09.30.15
Did you hear what Joe Walsh said about Dan Fisher’s presentation of “Bringing Back the Black Robed Regiment”? Watch the...
IFI Special Event In Homer Glen on September 30th
By David E. Smith   |   09.28.15
Tomorrow night, the Illinois Family Institute will be hosting a special event at Eagle Rock Community Church in Homer Glen. Our speaker is historian...
Video Promo For Pastor Dan Fisher’s Special Presentation
By David E. Smith   |   09.26.15
For the second year in a row, Illinois Family Institute is bringing in Pastor Dan Fisher and his fantastic presentation titled Bringing Back...
Special Events:  Pastors On the Front Lines
By David E. Smith   |   09.24.15
Learn about the pastors who risked everything to stand up for liberty and lead their congregations to battle against the...
IFI Fall Banquet — THANK YOU!
By David E. Smith   |   09.21.15
As promised, we are releasing the results of our presidential straw poll. To the right, you can see the results in which U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, Dr. Benjamin Carson and Carly Fiorina placed first, second and third.
IFI Special Event In Freeport on September 29th
By David E. Smith   |   09.02.15
On Tuesday evening, September 27th, the Illinois Family Institute and Concerned Women for America will be hosting a special event at Park...
IFI Special Event In Robinson on October 1st
By David E. Smith   |   09.01.15
On Thursday evening, October 1sth, the Illinois Family Institute will be hosting a special event at Lincoln Trails College in Robinson. Our...
Special Election in Illinois’ 18th Congressional District
By David E. Smith   |   08.27.15
The race for the 18th Congressional will be held on September 10th.  Republican Darin LaHood and Democrat Rob Mellon are...
Planned Parenthood Protests: Aurora & Nationwide This Saturday
By David E. Smith   |   08.17.15
Pro-life citizens are gearing up for the National Day of Protest on August 22, 2015 at Planned Parenthood facilities all across...
Special Event: IFI Banquet Less Than 5 Weeks Away!!
By David E. Smith   |   08.15.15

Early Bird Specials Expire on August 31st!

The Illinois Family Institute’s annual fall banquet is just five weeks away! This important event...
Sixth Planned Parenthood Video
By David E. Smith   |   08.15.15
The Center for Medical Progress released its sixth video earlier this week titled Human Capital – Episode 2: Inside the Planned Parenthood...
Chicago Taxpayers to Pay for Sex Reassignment Surgery
By David E. Smith   |   08.08.15
Continuing to advance a progressive socialist agenda, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel proudly announced this week that taxpayers in the City...
A Federal Opportunity to Defund Planned Parenthood
By David E. Smith   |   08.01.15
In the wake of yet another video linking Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, to the sale of organs from...
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Congress Responds to Latest Controversy Involving Planned Parenthood
By David E. Smith   |   07.17.15
This week, U.S. Representatives Peter Roskam (R-West Chicago), Randy Hultgren (R-Campton Hills), Daniel Lipinski (D-Chicago),  Mike Bost (R-Belleville), Rodney Davis (R-Decatur),  and John...
David E. Smith
Executive Director
David  E. Smith

David E. Smith is Illinois Family Institute’s executive director.  He and his wife of 20 years are blessed to be the parents of seven children.

David has been interviewed for numerous radio, television and cable programs and newspaper articles on topics such as sex education, broadcast decency gambling, abortion, homosexuality, drug decriminalization and pornography.

From 1996 – 2004, he worked as an aide to a City of Chicago Alderman.  During that time, he was a volunteer decency advocate for the group Citizens for Community Values of Illinois, filing 70 indecency complaints over a period of four years with the FCC against a nationally syndicated radio shock jock based in Chicago.  His efforts resulted in fines totaling $300,000 against the radio station owner.

In 2005 – 2006, David led IFI’s referendum project to protect marriage , filing more than 347,000 signatures at the Illinois State Board of Elections.  Unfortunately, state and county employees discredited almost 70 percent of the names from the Cook County jurisdiction, bringing the final count to less than the required number needed.

An alumnus of the Family Research Council’s Witherspoon Fellowship, David graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a B.A. in Political Science.

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