Treading a tightrope at Hultgren forum Imagine throwing a party for more than 700 people, at a house that wasn’t yours for people you didn’t know. That’s what it was like to host the 14th Congressional District Q&A April 25 at the Arcada Theater in St. Charles. More info @ http://ift.tt/2pLE9hy Automated post from LWV…
The City of Milwaukee is replacing the water service lines to homes, with a maximum cost to residents of $1600.
League of Women Voters Lake Michigan Region http://ift.tt/2pWdCQZ More info @ http://ift.tt/2pWdCQZ Automated post from LWV of the Elgin Area – http://ift.tt/2dKZy4V May 08, 2017 at 08:30PM
“With one vote to spare, the Illinois Senate passed a SB 031 Thursday, which would set Illinois state-funded schools, health care centers and secretary of state facilities as “safe zones” for undocumented immigrants to find protection from federal law enforcement. In those locations throughout the state, state and local police would be prohibited from arresting persons based on their immigration status – the same practice now in place in the city of Chicago and Cook County. Those senators signing onto SB 031 are all Democrats – Sen. John J. Cullerton – Don Harmon – Iris Y. Martinez – Daniel Biss – Martin A. Sandoval, Cristina Castro, Heather A. Steans, Omar Aquino, Linda Holmes, Jacqueline Y. Collins, Patricia Van Pelt, Ira I. Silverstein and David Koehler. The bill will now proceed to the Illinois House, where a similar measure stalled earlier this year. ” Thank you to all those who supported this with a special shout out to our own Senator Cristina Castro
Senate moves toward making Illinois a sanctuary state SPRINGFIELD – Despite threats from the Trump Administration to cut federal law enforcement funding to jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration officials, Illinois is moving towards becoming the nation’s fifth sanctuary state after California, Connecticut, New Mexico and… More info @ http://ift.tt/2qaVdBl Automated post from…
ACTION NEEDED: Call your U.S. Representative TODAY, (especially if they are: Peter Roskam (6th District), Mike Bost (12th District), Rodney Davis (11th District), Randy Hultgren (14th District), and Darin LaHood (18th District), all of whom either support, or are undecided about the American Health Care Act (AHCA) that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Ask them to commit to vote for a bill that is an acceptable and genuine replacement for ACA. Encourage them to vote no on any bill, including the AHCA,that does not do so. Even if your Representative agrees that there can be no repeal of ACA without adequate replacement, please call them and ask them to stress to others in the Illinois Congressional delegation that an inadequate replacement would severely affect Illinois financially, and do harm to many of their constituents. Any member of Congress may be reached through the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. To get their direct phone numbers, use your zip code to look up http://ift.tt/yH98Ig Also call Governor Rauner in Chicago 312-814-2121 or Springfield 217-782-0244, and ask him to reinforce with the Illinois Congressional delegation the dire effects that a repeal, without adequate replacement would have on Illinois financial status. WHY IT MATTERS: House leadership is planning to schedule another vote on the Affordable Care Act repeal bill. The vote counts are close-so close that Illinois’ Representatives can literally make the difference! We need your help to stop this bill. Here’s what you need to know: The amended AHCA includes all of the features that made the original bill untenable and will: • Result in at least 24 million people eventually losing coverage; • Hike premiums for older adults, women, and persons with pre-existing conditions; • Slash billions dollars from Medicaid, leading to huge service and eligibility cuts for low-income people; • Impose Medicaid funding caps that are unrelated to beneficiaries’ actual care needs, shifting costs to state governments. The amended AHCA creates a whole new set of problems because it will: • Let insurance companies charge people with pre-existing conditions and older adults significantly higher premiums. • Gut the requirement that health care plans cover basic health care services (“essential health benefits”), such as maternity care, prescription drugs, and mental health care.
Whoismyrepresentative.com – Find Your Member of Congress by Zip Code Find out who your representation in Congress is by ZIP code More info @ http://ift.tt/yH98Ig Automated post from LWV of the Elgin Area – http://ift.tt/2dKZy4V May 04, 2017 at 11:40AM
Resharing this 3 year old article from Myra’s 90th birthday. Myra is still an active and highly valued member of the LWVEA and hasn’t slowed down noticeably since the time of this article :-) http://ift.tt/2oYvNCO
Elgin woman, 90, volunteers for more than 50 years More info @ http://ift.tt/2oYvNCO Automated post from LWV of the Elgin Area – http://ift.tt/2dKZy4V April 30, 2017 at 01:27PM