Illinois House Passes Another Bullying Bill
Illinois House Passes Another Bullying Bill
Written By David E. Smith   |   04.10.14
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How did they vote?

This afternoon, the Illinois House voted 64 to 43 to pass HB 5707, a completely unnecessary proposal by State Representative Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago), constituting nothing more than a reiteration of the Bullying Prevention Task Force recommendations that are available to all schools on the ISBE website.  Moreover, the fact that the bill’s sponsors and the ACLU have refused to ensure the rights of students and school employees to opt-out of “programming” and “training” that promote ideas that conflict with their personal and/or religious beliefs reveals the real goal, which is to use public education to promote unproven, non-factual beliefs about the nature and morality of homosexuality and “transgenderism.”  

Click HERE to see how your state representative voted on this legislation, or look at the graphic below.  State Representatives Tom Morrison (R-Palatine), Renee Kosel (R-Mokena), and Sandra Pihos (R-Lombard) spoke against the bill.

Unfortunately, Republicans Tom Cross (Plainfield), David McSweeney (Barrington), Jim Durkin, (Burr Ridge) and Kay Hatcher (Yorkville) all voted in favor of it.

The bill now moves to the Illinois Senate.

Take ACTION: Click HERE to send an email or a fax to your state senator. Ask him/her to please vote against HB 5707.  (If you have already sent an email to your state representative, please now send an email to your state senator.)

HB 5707

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David  E. Smith
Dave Smith is the executive director of Illinois Family Institute (501c3) and Illinois Family Action (501c4). David has 30 years of experience in public policy and grass-roots activism that includes...
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