Governmental Affairs UpdateGovernmental Affairs Update
Judy Tiggelaar, IAHPERD Past President
Thank you for all of the phone calls and emails that were made regarding SB1110. As many of you may know through various news sources, the budget talks in Springfield collapsed. No action was taken on the bill or amendments that would have significantly diminished the physical education requirements in Illinois.
The 100th General Assembly was sworn in on Wednesday. The members of the new General Assembly have stated that they will reintroduce the bill and amendment that we fought so hard against.
IAHPERD members are going to have to remain diligent by contacting legislators regarding the importance of physical education and health programs in our schools. Please reach out to your state legislator, in both the House and Senate to discuss the positive impact that physical education has on children of Illinois. Invite a legislator to visit your school. Let them see quality programs and teachers in action.
Look for updates on Governmental Affairs in your monthly On The Move, which is emailed to you. In future updates your Governmental Affairs committee will be providing you talking points and fact sheets that you can share with your legislators.
Get involved with lobbying by attending Shape Up Illinois on March 8th in Springfield. Information on how to sign up is on the IAHPERD website.
Thank you again for making those calls and emails. It takes the entire IAHPERD organization working together to make an impact in Springfield.Write comment (0 Comments)