Articles by Kathy Valente
A Clear Pro-Life Message for Millions to See
By Kathy Valente   |   09.07.23
This is an opportunity to push our culture away from abortion and towards life.  Changing our culture requires bold and clear communication that reaches a large audience.  This is an opportunity to save mothers and babies from abortion.  Many who see these billboards will someday play a role in deciding whether or not they will abort an innocent baby.  
Former Chicago Public Teacher Blows Whistle on Dangerous Trainings
By Kathy Valente   |   08.17.23
Our friend and co-laborer Alex Newman recently interviewed John Stamper, a former teacher and coach of 13 years who is now exposing what’s happening to innocent children who still attend government schools.
Available: IFI Brochures
By Kathy Valente   |   08.03.23
IFI has a number of topical brochures that you may find beneficial for your family, friends, homeschool co-op, Bible study or, if approved, the church literature rack. There is no charge for these, but you may want to help us cover the cost of shipping.
Three Weeks to Stop These Bills!
By Kathy Valente   |   05.01.23
In three weeks our state lawmakers will adjourn, if they follow their published schedule to end session on May 19, 2023. Our lobbyist strongly feels that a flood of phone calls into Springfield offices could be enough to stop efforts to pass these egregious bills.
Co-Ed Bathrooms Put Women & Girls in Danger
By Kathy Valente   |   04.24.23
One would think that our female lawmakers would be advocates for other females. It's simply common sense. Unfortunately, common sense is a rare commodity in the halls of the State Capitol these days.
File a Witness Slip! Protect Pregnancy Care Centers!
By Kathy Valente   |   04.22.23
Planned Parenthood and those in the legislature that do their bidding aren't satisfied with abortions up to birth, paying for them with your tax dollars, inviting women from other states, and protecting child molesters by permitting young girls to obtain abortions without their parent's knowledge. They have now placed pregnancy care centers directly in their cross hairs.
School Board Elections – Grade Candidates on April 4th
By Kathy Valente   |   03.23.23
The April 4th Consolidated Election is just around the corner. We hope that you are planning on voting for the best candidates running for your community's local school board. Look over this email and see if your candidates for school board races in your town have submitted responses to 10-questions that we believe are very relevant to today's educational climate. And check out how these districts rank in proficiency in ELA, math, and science.
Calls & Witness Slips Needed PLEASE!
By Kathy Valente   |   03.20.23
There has been a flurry of activity in Springfield which will continue until March 31st before lawmakers break for 2 weeks for Easter. Some bills have passed out of committee, others have had their deadlines extended to be heard in committees. These bills could be voted on either this or next week.
Illinois State Lawmaker Wants to Usurp Parental Authority
By Kathy Valente   |   03.17.23
interesting discussion between Dan Proft (Chicago's Morning Answer AM 560) and State Representative LaShawn Ford (D-Chicago) about his parental bullying bill, HB 29. The bill’s synopsis states that a parent commits “parental bullying” “when he or she knowingly and with the intent to discipline, embarrass, or alter the behavior of the minor, transmits any verbal or visual message that the parent or legal guardian reasonably believes would coerce, intimidate, harass, or cause substantial emotional distress to the minor.”
Urgent Calls Needed to Lawmakers on 3 Bills
By Kathy Valente   |   03.16.23
Three terrible bills have passed out of committee and will be heard on the full House or Senate floor any day. Calls into their Springfield offices would be the ideal way to give them pause before they cast their votes.
Springfield Legislative Update
By Kathy Valente   |   03.13.23
The deadline for bills to get a committee hearing was last Friday, March 10th. Unfortunately, several have had their deadline extended to March 24th. The danger is that some of these are the worse bills and have been given a second chance to be passed.
More Bills Need Witness Slips – Thank You for Filing!
By Kathy Valente   |   03.06.23
The Springfield Capitol is teeming with activity. Some of the bills we notified you about last week have not yet been called. There is still time to file witness slips on some of them. They are listed at the end.
Questions for School Board Candidates
By Kathy Valente   |   03.01.23
To help you and your neighbors navigate this critical election, IFI has put together a list of 10 questions for school board candidates. We need your help to get them into the hands of the candidates and then out to voters. You can send these questionnaires to candidates via Facebook messenger, email or contact them by another means and ask them to answer and return the questionnaire.     
Make Your Voice Heard in Springfield – File Witness Slips
By Kathy Valente   |   02.27.23
The assault on families in the Land of Lincoln has been put on fast track as these all-out legislative attacks on kids, parents, families, and Christian values get committee hearings this week. Once passed out of committee, the bill(s) will go to the Illinois House Floor and, if passed, will then go through the same process in the Illinois Senate.
Huge Abortion Bill Being Pushed Through General Assembly
By Kathy Valente   |   01.05.23
The lame-duck session is currently underway in the Illinois General Assembly prior to the new session beginning on January 11th. One would think there isn’t anything more that could be done to further expand abortion in Illinois. Unfortunately, one would...
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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