E-Newsletter April 2015

Action Alert:  We Asked and You Answered

Muchas gracias!  Dziekuje!  Merci!  Grazie! 
THANK YOU to Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the 100+ individuals who submitted witness slips in support of her budget request for the IL Equal Justice Foundation. AG Madigan is facing a 10% cut in her FY 16 budget but has requested level funding of $1.4 million for civil legal aid. Your support: = Priceless.  

Champion of Justice:  Rep Ann M. Williams

State Representative Ann Williams (D) has proudly served the 11th District of Illinois since 2011. In law school, she clerked at IEJF grantee LAF and served as a volunteer lawyer for what is now Domestic Violence Legal Clinic. As AG Madigan’s Legislative Director, she advocated for the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation’s appropriation. She understands legal aid and works to ensure her colleagues do as well.   READ MORE

Justice in Action: Prairie State Legal Services

Tom and Claire are 92 and 101 years young and live together in a local nursing home. Their grandson failed to take care of their affairs and the couple faced involuntary discharge for nonpayment. Advance dementia took hold of Claire before Tom could sell their home to pay for their care. Tom turned to IEJF grantee Prairie State Legal Services for help.  READ MORE

Grant Reports Due

Mid-year reports for IEJF fiscal year 2015 grants are due electronically on April 15, 2015. Please click here for a copy of the report form.