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Legislative Action

The CTU’s legislative agenda would improve the day-to-day operations in Chicago’s schools, ensure broad and inclusive representation in school governance, and provide stability and predictability to school communities.

Legislative Updates


Take Action for a Fully Elected, Representative School Board

Send a letter to your state senator to help Chicagoans win democracy.

Banners at a march: Fund neighborhood schools and Elected Representative School Board

Elected, Representative School Board legislation is moving through the General Assembly. On the campaign trail, Mayor Lightfoot claimed to support a fully elected school board. Yet she has worked twice to kill the bill in the state senate. The House version of the bill (Rep. Delia Ramirez and Rep. Kam Buckner, chief sponsors) passed out of the IL House in April. Its Senate companion bill, SB 2497 (Sen. Rob Martwick and Sen. Omar Aquino, chief sponsors), passed out of a key committee the same week. Both bills are now on the senate floor. Read this update and this letter from our 50 community partners in the citywide elected school board coalition.

Use the form below to send your state senator a message.