Articles by Kathy Valente
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By Kathy Valente   |   01.29.18
You can help educate Illinois voters by distributing IFI's 2018 Voter Guide. These Voter Guides are non-partisan educational pieces that report the positions of candidates on important issues such as life, marriage and other issues that directly affect your family. IFI's Voter Guides do not endorse or oppose any candidate or political party and are legal for distribution in churches under IRS guidelines.
Persuading Illinois Voters to Avoid a Treacherous Pot Hole
By Kathy Valente   |   01.23.18
Left-wing state lawmakers from Chicago want to legalize "recreational" marijuana throughout Illinois, and their allies in the media only seem to want to collude in advancing this ominous agenda.  Many proponents simply view the illegal controlled substance as a revenue source to help bail them out of years of reckless overspending.  Yet we do not have to look far to discover overwhelming and alarming consequences of legalization from other states///
The Equal Rights Amendment and Abortion
By Kathy Valente   |   11.04.17
For those who weren’t politically active in the 70’s or never got around to learning the specifics about the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), here is a thumbnail sketch of the purpose and danger of the ERA. This proposed U.S. Constitutional...
10 Reasons to Reject the Equal Rights Amendment
By Kathy Valente   |   10.28.17
In an attempt to advance the “War on Woman” narrative, the pink-hat crowd wants to resurrect the 40-year battle to amend the U.S. Constitution and eliminate all sex distinctions. It is absolutely vital that we convince center-right lawmakers that this legislation requires a NO vote. State lawmakers will be back in Springfield for the veto session November 7-9, and it may come up for a vote during that time.
Anti-Baby Bill Passes Senate! Contact Gov. Rauner!
By Kathy Valente   |   05.14.17
This afternoon, HB 40 passed in the Illinois State Senate by a vote of 33-22. Thirty votes are needed for passage in the Illinois Senate. This bill was passed with a party-line vote by the Democratic majority without one Republican vote, and four Democrats not voting on this controversial proposal.
National Day of Prayer on May 4th
By Kathy Valente   |   05.01.17
The National Day of Prayer’s purpose is to honor God and to bring together the Christian community to intercede for America’s leaders and its families. The 2017 event is scheduled for Thursday, May 4th in cities all across the...
Anti-Baby Bill Passes in Illinois House
By Kathy Valente   |   04.26.17
How did they vote? After passionate testimony from both sides, HB 40 passed by a vote of 62-55 yesterday afternoon. Sixty votes are needed for passage. This proposal for taxpayer funding of abortion will now proceed to the Illinois Senate...
Update on Hearing to Legalize Marijuana
By Kathy Valente   |   04.20.17
Only two witnesses were allowed to testify at the joint hearing on marijuana on April 19th.  Neither were from our side. One was from the National Conference of State Legislators. The other was Barbara Brohl, the czar of Colorado’s marijuana...
Lawmakers Want to Put POT SHOPS in Your Neighborhood
By Kathy Valente   |   04.13.17
Illinois State Senator Heather Steans (D-Chicago) and Illinois State Representative Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) believe that legalizing marijuana for recreational use will be good for Illinois so they have introduced introduced SB 316 and HB 2353 and, as part of the...
End of March Springfield Update
By Kathy Valente   |   03.31.17
First, we wanted to let you know the good news.  Our lobbyist reports that SB 912 is not going to move forward. This is the proposal that we sent out an alert about earlier this week which would force religious...
Please Make Your Voice Heard on an Anti-Life and 4 Pro-Life Bills
By Kathy Valente   |   02.02.17
Please fill out a witness slip on the following bills which are scheduled to be heard on Wednesday, February 8th, in the Illinois House Human Services Committee. It’s critical that we have more slips from pro-lifers because the other side is working hard on these bills.
Drugged Driving and Cannabis Related Deaths on the Rise
By Kathy Valente   |   01.13.17
On January 1, 2014, an Illinois law went into effect allowing marijuana for “medical” use. As a result, drugged driving is now on the rise in Illinois.
Giving Thanks to God for YOU
By Kathy Valente   |   11.23.16
We have much to be thankful for at Illinois Family Institute. God has blessed this ministry tremendously through our faithful supporters. Often we receive phone calls and email messages from people who tell us how much they appreciate the articles, action alerts, educational workshops, newsletters, Springfield updates and voter guides.
Urgent – Tax Dollars for Abortion?
By Kathy Valente   |   11.10.16
After this week’s election upset, which will give Republicans a net gain of four seats in the Illinois House next session, Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) moved HB 4013 to third reading. This means it can be called for a vote...
Voter Guides Are Going Quickly – Order in Bulk Today!
By Kathy Valente   |   10.05.16
Early Voting and Vote by Mail are already well 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 conservative candidates! And every vote is valuable!...
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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