Articles by Kathy Valente
Last Effort to STOP “Super Weed”
By Kathy Valente   |   05.29.19
A new and slightly different “recreational” marijuana bill has been introduced in the Illinois General Assembly.This new 610 page proposal, Senate Amendment 2 to HB 1438, is now moving quickly in the Illinois General Assembly, as proponents want to beat the end of session deadline, which is this Friday, May 31st.  This effort has the power of the governor behind it.
Illinois’ Marijuana Juggernaut
By Kathy Valente   |   05.22.19
State Senator Heather Steans (D-Chicago) and State Representative Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) have spent 2 years developing and promoting their proposal to legalize “recreational” marijuana in Illinois. On May 7th, their 533-page bill (SB 7) was introduced in the Illinois Senate....
Ten Reasons to Oppose Legal Weed in Illinois
By Kathy Valente   |   05.08.19
Once again, high potency marijuana is in the news. Governor J.B. Pritzker and several state lawmakers held a press conference this past Saturday to announce their bill (SB 7) to legalize marijuana for "recreational" use in Illinois.
Important Details for Pro-Life Rally & Lobby Day
By Kathy Valente   |   03.12.19
Before you arrive in Springfield, you will want to know what your lawmakers look like plus their Springfield office addresses. Go to Officials Finder at www.illinoisfamily.org.  Your state senator and state representative are the last 2 officials on the state list. Print their pictures and addresses to bring with you or look them up on your phone and take a snapshot.
Pro-Life Rally & Lobby Day
By Kathy Valente   |   02.14.19
Please join IFI, Illinois Right to Life, Lake County Right to Life, Illinois Conservative Union, Pro-Life Action League, ICE-PAC and dozens of other church groups and pro-life warriors in Springfield to lobby against radical anti-life legislation. Abortion activists will stop at nothing to achieve their body-and soul-destroying goals. If we fail to do everything in our power to block the passage of these bills, we become complicit in the destruction of countless more innocent lives.
More Abortion Extremism for Illinois
By Kathy Valente   |   02.13.19
Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and Personal PAC have joined forces, once again, to eradicate any and all limits on killing babies in Illinois, absurdly claiming that Illinois’ parental notice law is “dangerous” and “unnecessary." The push comes from Governor JB Pritzker’s office and has materialized in the form of two bills. The language has not yet been submitted, but the intention is clear: Leftists want to make baby-killing even easier.
What Will You Do About It?
By Kathy Valente   |   12.12.18
Are you aware that legalizing high potency marijuana is one of governor-elect JB Pritzker’s stated top priorities when he is sworn in as governor in January? Are you concerned about your children or grandchildren getting hooked on drugs and the...
General Election Voter Guides Are Going Quickly — Order in Bulk Today!
By Kathy Valente   |   10.15.18
Early Voting is already underway and IFI's 2018 General Election Voter Guide booklets are going fast!  In case you’re not aware, early voting has been proven to win elections for pro-family candidates! And we cannot ignore the fact that early voting is growing in popularity!
Join Dan Proft & Jeanne Ives with George Barna!
By Kathy Valente   |   09.24.18
This is the last week to purchase tickets for the 10th annual IFI Faith, Family & Freedom Banquet! Click HERE to reserve your seat(s) or table. You won’t want to miss a great evening with two of the most influential...
The Blunt Truth About Marijuana
By Kathy Valente   |   09.08.18
Whether or not you have made up your mind about legalizing marijuana for recreational use, the Illinois Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police highly recommend listening to the experts with genuine experience about what to expect if some lawmakers have their...
Addiction: Big Marijuana Targeting Children
By Kathy Valente   |   08.14.18
Illinois' senior U.S. Senator, Dick Durbin, recently introduced legislation in Washington, D.C. to crack down on flavored tobacco in e-cigarettes. He believes Big Tobacco is marketing to children with flavors like cake batter, whipped cream and gummy bears. As a mother and grandmother, I applaud his efforts. But there’s another industry targeting kids right under our adult noses - Big Marijuana.
A Prayer for Illinois
By Kathy Valente   |   05.04.18
With about 4 weeks left of the Illinois General Assembly’s session and several bad bills that still could be voted on, it is very fitting to appeal to “Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine,” (Eph. 3:20) and Him through Whom “all things are possible.” (Matt. 19:26)
Rocky Mountain High Brings State to New Lows
By Kathy Valente   |   04.20.18
Recently, a Colorado expert on the consequences of legalizing recreational marijuana spoke to groups in Bloomington, Pontiac, and Naperville, in addition to doing numerous media interviews. What Jo McGuire reports from Colorado is truly shocking. Illinois residents must understand the consequences of this foolish policy and speak out before it is too late.
Lawmakers Are Being Misled by ERA Proponents
By Kathy Valente   |   02.23.18
Thirty-nine years past the deadline to ratify, voted down thirteen times by former Illinois lawmakers, and with five states having rescinded their passage of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), but the ERA will not die because proponents will not give...
Voter Guides Are Going Quickly – Order in Bulk Today!
By Kathy Valente   |   02.17.18
Early Voting is already underway and the printed IFI Voter Guides are going fast!  In case you’re not aware, early voting has been proven to win elections for pro-family candidates! And every vote is valuable! If you haven’t yet placed...
Kathy Valente
IFI Director of Operations
Kathy Valente

Kathy joined the IFI team as our Director of Operations in 2008. Previously, Kathy was the state director for Concerned Women for America for 4 years. But even before that, Kathy and Dave worked together as volunteer activists battling pornography and obscenity in the public square.

Kathy has consistently taken a stand for traditional Judeo-Christian values and has worked tirelessly to foster a wholesome environment for family living, advocating for high community standards.

Kathy recognizes that sexual immorality, pornography, obscenity, promiscuity, state sanctioned abortion and gambling threaten the moral fabric of our society. The well being of our communities, the strength of our families, and the hearts, minds, lives and souls of our children are at risk when traditional values and high community standards are abandoned.

Kathy was married to her late husband for over 31 years, is the mother of three adult children, grandmother of four and great grandmother of three.

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