Articles by Kathy Valente
Pre-order Voter Guides TODAY!
By Kathy Valente   |   09.13.16
We are currently taking orders for our 2016 General Election Voter Guide. The non-partisan IFI Voter Guide will help you learn more about the candidates on the November 8th ballot and their positions on important issues that directly affect your...
Marijuana Decriminalization Puts Children and Families at Greater Risk
By Kathy Valente   |   06.07.16
Before the regular session ended on May 31st, State Representative Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) and State Senator Heather Steans (D-Chicago) were able to legislation to decriminalize marijuana passed in both the Illinois House and Senate. This dubious bill (SB 2228) will soon be sent to Governor Bruce Rauner, who will then have 60 days to sign it into law or veto it.
Fantasy Sports Gambling Will Become Legal if Illinois Lawmakers Have Their Way
By Kathy Valente   |   05.02.16
Attorneys General in 11 states, including Illinois, have said that Daily Fantasy Sports is illegal gambling.  With HB 4323, it will become legal. HB 4323 would be a massive expansion of gambling into every home, dorm room and office. Under...
These Bills Will Put More Impaired Drivers on the Roads
By Kathy Valente   |   04.04.16
Contact Your Lawmakers to Oppose HB 4357 & SB 2228! Children at Risk State Representative Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) has introduced HB 4357 in the Illinois House and State Senator Heather Steans has introduced SB 2228 in the Illinois Senate. Both...
Action Items for Pro-Family Citizens
By Kathy Valente   |   08.06.15
On July 28, 2015, Illinois State Senator Kyle McCarter (R-Vandalia) introduced the Religious Freedom Defense Act, SB 2164, in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to redefine marriage for all fifty states. In a press release, Senator McCarter stated:...
Call Governor Rauner Today!
By Kathy Valente   |   07.28.15
As of this writing, Governor Bruce Rauner has not yet taken action on HB 217, the bill that seeks to prohibit minors from receiving any counseling that involves efforts to change homoerotic desire, homoerotic activity, gender-confused feelings, and behaviors impelled...
Islam in America with Dr. Lutzer Tonight on TLN
By Kathy Valente   |   07.16.15
If you missed our Islam in America with Dr. Erwin Lutzer forum on May 7th in Medinah, you’ll be pleased to know it will be aired on on Channel 138 TLN (Comcast & Xfinity) tonight and on August 6th at...
A Call To Prayer for the New Legislative Sessions
By Kathy Valente   |   01.12.15
Today in Springfield, Bruce Rauner took the oath of office to become the 42nd Governor of Illinois.  This coming Wednesday, state lawmakers will be sworn in for the 99th session of the Illinois General Assembly.  Last week in Washington D.C.,...
ERA in the Lame Duck Veto Session?
By Kathy Valente   |   12.02.14
The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), SJRCA 75, has reared its ugly head once again in Illinois and your state representative needs to hear from you right away. The Illinois General Assembly voted down the ERA thirteen times in the 70’s...
Target Takes Aim at Marriage
By Kathy Valente   |   08.13.14
Target has missed its mark once again. Last week the company took a shot at marriage and families by signing an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in opposition to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Target joined...
Pre-order Voter Guides TODAY!
By Kathy Valente   |   08.11.14
Illinois Family Institute will be printing a limited number of the 2014 General Election Voter Guide. The suggested donation to cover the cost of printing is $25 per hundred. We will print only what is pre-ordered, so make sure you...
Prayer Update for July 2014
By Kathy Valente   |   07.11.14
“Come now, and let us reason together,” saith the LORD.  Isaiah 1:18  The Hebrew word reason together means: to come together in a court of law. It is to debate a cause and bring forth the right. We see examples...
Good News About Google and Verizion
By Kathy Valente   |   06.25.14
**Caution: Contains Sensitive Information** You need some good news, and I want to tell you about two recent victories for decency!  The war against the sexual exploitation of women and children is definitely a winnable one when people simply take...
Prayer Update for June 2014
By Kathy Valente   |   06.16.14
For the church to discover the incredible effects of united prayer once again, we must keep our eyes on the “Bigness” of Christ, instead of the world. We must focus on Jesus—not on our culture’s worsening condition—and see the glory...
WARNING: Children At Risk
By Kathy Valente   |   06.12.14
I recently attended a summit in Arlington, VA, on the issue of ending sexual exploitation. The information shared by experts was, to say the least, overwhelming. We are in an emergency state. Of utmost importance is the urgent need to...
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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