Articles by Kathy Valente
IFI Voter Guides Are Going Fast! Ordered in Bulk Yet?
By Kathy Valente   |   09.25.20
The November 3rd election is only a few weeks away, and IFI Voter Guides are in great demand. You can still get them in a bulk quantity, but don’t delay! They’re going fast! This election is the most important election...
Jerry Nadler and Kamala Harris Want More Drugs on Our Streets
By Kathy Valente   |   09.18.20
H.R.3884, sponsored by U.S. Representative Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and S.2227, sponsored by U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), will decriminalize high potency marijuana by removing it from the Controlled Substance Act plus expunge criminal histories related to marijuana. The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act is expected to be called for a vote during the week of Sept. 21st.
Pre-Order Your 2020 Voter Guides
By Kathy Valente   |   09.01.20
Illinois Family Institute will be printing a limited number of the 2020 General Election Voter Guide. As always, it will also be available on our web site. The non-partisan IFI Voter Guide will help you learn more about the candidates...
H.R. 6666 – A Devilish Surveillance Plot
By Kathy Valente   |   05.15.20
A new legislative proposal in Washington D.C. (H.R. 6666), if passed into law, would become the most massive private citizen spying program ever before in the history of our nation. Introduced by left-wing U.S. Representative Bobby Rush (D-Chicago), it threatens everything America stands for.
Safe Banking Act Will Grow Marijuana Industry
By Kathy Valente   |   05.07.20
The SAFE Banking Act is a federal bill that would give the “medical” and recreational marijuana industries (and cartels) access to banking privileges, such as checking and savings accounts, credit lines and loans, enabling and legitimizing what has been an all cash trade to make real estate deals, payroll, insurance and operating costs much easier.
Give ‘Em an Inch and They’ll Take a Mile
By Kathy Valente   |   04.30.20
You know the saying that is often meant for children, “Give ‘em an inch and they’ll take a mile.” Well, it also applies to liberal ‘big government’ activists and power-hungry lawmakers.
How Will Gov. Pritzker Respond to April 20th?
By Kathy Valente   |   04.06.20
If you’re not familiar with 420, you need to be, especially now that Illinois has legalized marijuana for “recreational” use. 420 is an international cannabis counterculture holiday where marijuana users congregate in open-air celebrations that occur on April 20th. Every...
Parental Notification of Abortion on the Chopping Block?
By Kathy Valente   |   01.10.20
Is there a connection to our high taxes, political corruption, pension debt, radical abortion expansion, LGBT indoctrination and many other foolish policies? We believe there is, and a recent abortion-related law may be partly to blame.
They Were Warned
By Kathy Valente   |   12.06.19
Big Marijuana and its foolish proponents easily convinced Illinois state lawmakers that legalization would decrease black market trade and ease the burden on our criminal justice system. IFI warned them that this naive notion was contradicted by the facts, and...
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.
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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