Pro Bono Spotlight: Janet Goelz Hoffman

“Janet’s expertise, patience and kindness has helped make a potentially overwhelming process manageable, and most importantly, it allows NAMI affiliates to provide quality and efficient services and achieve the mission of supporting, educating and advocating for all those affected by mental health conditions.”

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Voting Rights Advocates Testify Before Illinois House Committee for Strong & Timely AVR Implementation

AVR was enacted in 2017 in Illinois, with unanimous bipartisan support in the House and Senate. Yet it appears that Illinois will not meet the July 1, 2018 deadline written in the law for establishing opt-out voter registration at Driver Services facilities, the cornerstone of AVR and the tool that would actually make registration “automatic”.

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Our Chicago: Community Summit to Reflect on 50 Years of the Fair Housing Act

April 2018 marks 50 years since the passage of the federal Fair Housing Act. In light of this historic milestone, six organizations are convening a one-day community summit at Roosevelt University on April 28 called Our Chicago: The Fight and Future of Fair Housing at 50. We recently took a step back from the logistical work to reflect on the significance of the occasion with our colleagues, Amrita Narasimhan and Barbara Barreno-Paschall.

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More than One Year After SB100, Illinois Educators and Students Reflect on School Discipline Progress

Last Thursday, the Education Equity Project together with members of the Transforming School Discipline Collaborative convened more than 150 educators, policy makers, administrators, student organizers, and advocates to reflect on progress since the passage of SB100, a bill that was intended to transform school discipline practices in Illinois and weaken the school-to-prison pipeline.

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