Open States' stated mission is to improve civic engagement.
To be true to that goal, we can not stand by and be silent when a large portion of Americans face systemic racism and other forms of oppression. That oppression has meant being excluded from civic participation at the ballot box, being called un-American for peaceful protests, and being denied justice for crimes committed against them.
Urges the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Illinois Department of Human Services, and all other relevant agencies and boards to examine the rise in opioid overdoses due to COVID-19. Urges the State of Illinois to increase access to naloxone.