ACTION ALERT: Witness slips for charter expansion bill hearing on 3/28

Fill out a witness slip as a PROPONENT for HB3567, a bill that prohibits charter schools from opening in financially distressed school districts in IL. There is a hearing for this bill Tuesday, 3/28 at 2pm in the Appropriations Elementary and Secondary Education Committee.

Please see below for detailed instructions.


On Tuesday March 28 at 2:00pm there is a House Appropriations - Elementary and Secondary Education Committee hearing on the following bill:


We are PROPONENTS of this bill which would prohibit charters from opening in cash-strapped districts in Illinois that are on the Illinois State Board of Ed’s “financial watch” or “financial early warning” list.

You can read more about this bill in this Sun-Times article.

To fill out a witness slip for this bill, go this page and follow these instructions:

1) Name, Address, City, State, Zip: Complete (no dots or abbreviations)

2) Firm/Business:  "none" or "self."

3) Title:  "Self"

4) Email and phone: complete these lines

5) Representation: "self"

6) Position: Select "PROPONENT"

7) Testimony:  check "RECORD of APPEARANCE"

8) CAPTCHA: fill out, (put space between words if applicable)

9) ILGA Terms of Agreement: Check box to agree

If you run into difficulties, you can email us at [email protected]

The volume of witness slips signifies the level of public support or opposition to bills to committee members. Once you get the hang out of it this is a quick way to indicate your position. (You can also create an account on site to make filling out and tracking your witness slips even faster.)

Thank you for your advocacy!