Policy Memos

EverThrive IL Policy Director, Nadeen Israel, compiles policy memos when the Illinois General Assembly is in session to inform our supporters of bills and upcoming votes that affect wellbeing of women, children, and families. Policy memos are meant to make both state and federal legislation more accessible. We welcome your feedback and encourage you to contact Nadeen Israel with any questions.

Policy Memos

May 4, 2016 

April 22nd, the IL Senate passed SB2047, a bill that contains about 30% of the funding needed for human service providers for fiscal year 2016 (FY16).

April 6, 2016

Two important updates to share this month on the State Policy front. One is related to the State Budget Impasse and the other relates to EverThrive Illinois' spring legislative priority measures. Lets start with the State Budget Impasse update.

EverThrive Illinois played a lead role in the coalitions working on the below three bills this State Spring Legislative Session:


HB5576 - The Comprehensive Contraceptive Coverage Act 

March 3

March marks the ninth month without a state budget.

February 29

On February 9th, President Obama released his administration’s final budget proposal, calling once again for strengthened maternal and child health programs. Importantly, President Obama’s budget proposal includes: