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EQUAL VOICES: HR1 and Campaign Finance Reform in Illinois

On Sunday, May 19, community members are invited to a town hall and panel discussion on HR1 and campaign finance reform, featuring current and former state and U.S. legislators. The program will take place at 4 p.m. at Cantigny Park’s Visitor Center.

The program will begin with a town hall discussion by Congressman Sean Casten on HR1, the For the People Act.  The For the People Act has now been introduced in the U.S. Senate., and this legislation will modernize our election system, reform redistricting, and restore the Voting Rights Act. Former State Senator Daniel Biss will moderate the town hall.

There will also be a panel discussing about how the national campaign finance reform movement connects with local and state policy here in Illinois. Panel members will be Elizabeth Lindquist, the LWVIL Issues Specialist for Campaign Finance Reform, and Illinois State Senators Laura Ellman and Suzy Glowiak. The panel will be moderated by Audra Wilson, Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of Illinois.

This event is co-sponsored by the Downers Grove/Woodridge/Lisle, Glen Ellyn, Naperville and Wheaton Leagues of Women Voters; IL Common Cause; Reform for Illinois(RFI); and Illinois Public Interest Research Group ( IL PIRG).

Program and parking are free, and the event is open to the public.

Registration is required due to limited seating. Register here: http://bit.ly/EqualVoices