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Passage of Illinois House Bill 2290 Adds Crucial Due Process Protection Governing Sterilization of Adults With Disabilities
Date:5/18/2009

Senator Heather Stearns picked up the bill in the Senate and was Chief Co-Sponsor along with Senators Michael Noland and Pamela J. Althoff. Equip for Equality worked in coalition with the Cook County Office of Public Guardian, Office of State Guardian, Feminist Response in Disability Activism, and the ACLU of Illinois to draft the bill. Equip for Equality appreciates their work and that of other organizations in supporting passage of the bill. The Chicago Foundation for Women provided crucial funding to support Equip for Equality's lobbying efforts.

Equip for Equality is a private, not-for-profit legal advocacy organization and is the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy System designated to safeguard the rights of people with physical and mental disabilities. A copy of HB 2290 can be found at www.ilga.gov.

CONTACTS:

Marsha Koelliker, Public Policy Director

(312) 341-7313, marsha@equipforequality.org

Cheryl Jansen, Legislative Policy Manager

(217) 544-6013, cherylj2@equipforequaliy.org


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