Articles by David E. Smith
With Thanksgiving
By David E. Smith   |   11.25.15
On behalf of the Illinois Family Institute — and my own family — I want to wish a very happy...
Stand With Us
By David E. Smith   |   11.21.15
Illinois Family Institute has been fighting for traditional family values for more than 23 years now. We have never been...
Ask Gov. Bruce Rauner to Defund Planned Parenthood of ALL Taxdollars
By David E. Smith   |   11.19.15
Last month, Illinois Family Institute and the Christian Emergency League held a Jericho Prayer March around the executive mansion in...
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SCOTUS  to Hear  Major Abortion Case  on Women’s Health
By David E. Smith   |   11.17.15
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is poised to render a decision next year that will be its...
High Court Revisits Abortion Rx Mandate
By David E. Smith   |   11.17.15
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will revisit the legality of the Obama Administration’s contraceptive and abortion drug...
Stand Up To Planned Parenthood!
By David E. Smith   |   10.20.15
When Planned Parenthood President Cecil Richards testified before Congress last month, she asserted that abortions represent only 3 percent of total services provided by Planned Parenthood. However, when questioned further about a funding discrepancy by U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Richards admitted that not 3%, but 86 percent of Planned Parenthood's revenue comes from abortions!
Religious Freedom vs. Sexual Expression
By David E. Smith   |   10.12.15
In an article in the Journal of Law and Religion, Law Professor Helen Alvare of George Mason University, examines  the...
Governor Rauner Needs to Hear From Us Loud and Clear!!!
By David E. Smith   |   10.11.15
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....
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...
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 ...
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...
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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