Articles by Kathy Valente
Opt Your Child Out of Radical Sex Ed Classes
By Kathy Valente   |   10.15.21
On August 20, 2021, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law a comprehensive sex-ed bill that sexualizes your child and strips them of their innocence beginning in kindergarten. According to this law, all government schools that provide personal health and safety courses must align their curricula with the National Sex Education Standards, formulated by so-called "experts" who supposedly know what's best for your child: Planned Parenthood, SIECUS, and GLSEN, among others. In other words, as these standards change, the Illinois sex ed curricula will change.
How Did They Vote?
By Kathy Valente   |   10.08.21
Over 7,000 bills have been introduced in this 102nd General Assembly during the first half of 2021. We have complied voting records for all 118 state representatives and 59 state senator on 12 (and in several cases, 13) bills that are on IFI's Opposed list.
Hands Off Our Daughters!
By Kathy Valente   |   10.05.21
Illinois state lawmakers are scheduled to return to Springfield for the annual Veto Session this month, and we know that abortion cheerleaders continue to push their sinister agenda to make Illinois the most pro-abortion state in the nation. In response...
Bad News for Our Sisters, Daughters and Granddaughters
By Kathy Valente   |   09.27.21
On September 23rd, 135 weak-kneed Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives joined the ranks of progressive Democrats when they voted to put our young women in potentially serious harm’s way. The overall vote was 316 to 113 in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022.
Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act
By Kathy Valente   |   08.31.21
If they have their way, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), along with U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), want the entire nation to be able to get high by legalizing marijuana on a federal level....
One Church’s Success in Discipling Children
By Kathy Valente   |   08.05.21
There is no denying that it is God's command to train up a child in the way he should go. To be faithful to His Word, He calls for us to spend a lot of time in this very critical endeavor: when we're sitting, when we're walking, when we're lying down and when we rise - Deuteronomy 11:19. That includes pretty much all the time.
Christian Education is Vital: We Have A Plan
By Kathy Valente   |   06.16.21
If you have been receiving IFI’s email alerts for any length of time, you know that the brainwashing taking place in Illinois’ public schools has escalated to what we now believe is a crisis. They are making our students disciples of a new religion some call "wokeism."
Small Window of Time to File Witness Slips
By Kathy Valente   |   03.16.21
The following bills have been assigned to committees and are on the docket for hearings. This is the only time you can file a witness slip that you support or oppose a bill. If, when you click on the bill, it won't allow you to file a slip, the time has already passed.
You Can File Witness Slips for Pro-Life Bills!
By Kathy Valente   |   03.08.21
The following bills are scheduled to be heard in the Human Services Committee on March 9th. Please file witness slips for all of them. It only takes a few minutes for each slip and your name will be included among those who supported/opposed the bills.
Join the IFI Prayer Team!
By Kathy Valente   |   02.18.21
We know that the many cultural battles we face today are spiritual battles that cannot be won by relying solely on our own strength and methods.  In truth, these battles must first and continually be waged through prayer to our...
Illinois’ Indoctrination Centers–Government Schools
By Kathy Valente   |   01.27.21
Government school “education” in Illinois has dropped to a staggering new low, according to an article by Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council. “In the competition for ‘wokest school system of all,’ Illinois just might be the winner....
HB 163 Will Handcuff Illinois Law Enforcement
By Kathy Valente   |   01.07.21
A coalition representing Illinois law enforcement leadership and rank-and-file officers has issued a statement in opposition to House Bill 163 as amended that was unveiled earlier this month, saying: The so-called “reforms” that are part of House Bill 163 as...
Insidious Teacher Training Standards Must Be Stopped!
By Kathy Valente   |   01.06.21
An Illinois State Board of Education committee has bypassed the legislative process with an amendment that will incorporate Identity Politics, BLM, Critical Race Theory and The 1619 Project into teacher training standards and eventually Illinois public school classrooms.
Year-End Call to Prayer
By Kathy Valente   |   12.17.20
As this year draws to a close, please join the staff of IFI as we cry out to our Heavenly Father for His forgiveness and mercy toward our country. Our nation has never before been so divided. Hostility, violence, and...
URGENT: Vote to End Federal Marijuana Prohibition
By Kathy Valente   |   12.01.20
Marijuana is a Schedule 1 federally controlled substance because it has no medical benefits and is highly addictive. Schedule 1 drugs also “have a high potential for abuse and the potential to create severe psychological and/or physical dependence.” But a...
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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