Urgent action is needed to stop HB 2789, a bill that would give the Illinois Department of Health the ability to close both public and private schools in any event they declare to be a “health emergency”!
Our state government grossly mishandled the closing of public schools under Covid 19, and this bill would give them the power to shut down in-person learning, even in privately run religious schools.
We have to fight this bill with everything we have, and right now, the best tool at our disposal is filing “witness slips” with the Human Services Committee, which currently has the bill.
How to File Your Witness Slip
A “witness slip” is a statement of support or opposition that you can make in lieu of actually attending a committee hearing.
Any Illinois resident 13 or older can take a stand by filing Witness Slips with the Illinois General Assembly.
You do not need to attend any hearing in Springfield in order to file a witness slip expressing your view.
Here’s how to file your witness slip:
- Fill in the identification section. Unless you are representing an organization, write “Self” in the “Firm/Business or Agency,” “Title,” and “Representation” fields.
- Mark yourself as an “Opponent” of the bill under the Position section. Under the Testimony section, click “Record of Appearance Only”. You do not need to attend any hearing in Springfield in order to file a witness slip expressing your view.
- Click “Create(Slip)” and your witness slip will be filed with the state. You will receive a confirmation email at the address you provided.
Share these instructions to all your pro-life friends in Illinois!