Illinois: Urgent – Please Call Today
The Illinois Senate Executive Committee on Wednesday, April 6, will hold a hearing on SR 92, a resolution calling on Illinois state agencies to “ensure that their policies and programs comply with the Convention on the Rights of the Child” (CRC). The resolution also calls on the President to send the CRC to the U.S. Senate for approval, and calls on the Senate to consent to its ratification.
Calls are needed today to encourage your lawmakers to oppose this resolution.
First, please call the members of the Senate Executive Committee listed below and urge them to oppose SR 92. In your own words, tell them one or more of the following:
- The CRC’s “best interest of the child” principle would put all parents on the same legal footing as parents already convicted of abuse or neglect.
- The best way to protect children is not to invite the government into our families, but to build strong families without government intrusion.
- You elected them – and not the United Nations – to write laws for Illinois.
- This or any treaty in the area of family law would federalize as a treaty obligation this authority that currently resides with the state of Illinois. We want to keep family law at the state level!
Then, pass this message on to others who share your concerns and will call.
Please, before you close this email, call these members of the Illinois Senate’s Executive Committee:
|Sen. Don Harmon, Chairman
|Sen. Ira Silverstein, Vice Chair
|Sen. James Clayborne, Jr.
|Sen. Maggie Crotty
|Sen. John Cullerton
|Sen. Kimberly Lightford, bill sponsor
|Sen. Antonion Munoz
|Sen. Jeffrey Schoenberg
|Sen. Donne Trotter
|Sen. Dale Righter
|Sen. Bill Brady
|Sen. John Jones
|Sen. David Luechtefeld
|Sen. Matt Murphy
|Sen. Christine Radogno
Thank you for taking the time to oppose this resolution in your state!
Director of Communications & Research