The out-of-state, hyper-conservative organization best known by the name ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) is again working hard to pass a bill in Illinois that would smooth the way for dirty fossil fuel projects by suppressing environmental free speech through aggressive, redundant penalty enhancements.
In reality, there are already criminal penalties on the books for the crimes this bill pretends to address. Given it's ties to ALEC, we have grave concerns that it will be utilized like many other penalty enhancement laws to disproportionately target Black and Brown people with harsher punishments and undermine progress on criminal justice reform efforts.
We need you and thousands of other Illinoisans to contact your legislators in opposition to this bill. We have defeated this bill before and with your help, we can defeat it again.
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