Update on May 22, 2012: Thanks to your advocacy, this bill has passed in the Senate!
What Is Happening? The Illinois Senate Criminal Law Committee is considering HB 5278, a bill that gives prosecutors more opportunities to hold sex traffickers accountable. The bill also seeks to generate resources for services for survivors of prostitution and trafficking. For more details, view a fact sheet here.
When? The Committee will hold a hearing on HB 5278 on Wednesday, April 25, at noon.
How Can You Help? Call the committee members’ offices before the Wednesday hearing. You can leave a message with staff answering the phones, and say “I am calling to ask the Senator to vote yes on HB 5278 when it comes up for a vote in the Criminal Law Committee.” Calling all the offices will only take a few minutes of your time and will make real impact!
Who Should You Call?
Committee Chair Michael Noland (D)*
Senator 22nd District - Elgin
Committee Vice Chair Kwame Raoul (D)
Senator 13th District - Chicago
William R. Haine (D)
Senator 56th District - Alton
Dan Kotowski (D)
Senator 33rd District – Park Ridge
John G. Mulroe (D)*
Senator 10thDistrict – Chicago
John J. Millner (R)
Senator 28th District - Bloomingdale
Tim Bivins (R)
Senator 45th District - Dixon
Kirk W. Dillard (R)
Senator 24th District - Westmont
Thomas Johnson (R)
Senator 48th District – Wheaton
*These Senators are co-sponsors of the legislation. Please thank them for their sponsorship!
Questions? Call Lynne Johnson, policy and advocacy director, Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation at 773-244-2230 ext 5, or email email@example.com.