Alexi for Us
Illinois Secretary of State
We need to repair the broken relationship between our government and the people by restoring the faith and trust of so many who feel frustrated and dismayed, believing that there are two sets of rules — one for the rich, powerful and well-connected, and one for everyone else.
I’m running because I believe I have the ideas, the energy and the proven record to help move us in a new direction that is focused on rebuilding this trust and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed. I’m inspired by Secretary Jesse White’s remarkable character and outstanding service to our State and want to build on his commitment of always putting people first.
Thank you to Good Morning America for having me on the show today to discuss the landmark legislation signed into law this week, making Illinois the first state in the country to prohibit book banning.
HB 2789 prevents public and school libraries from receiving state grants if they fail to adhere to the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights, which states that reading materials shouldn’t be removed or restricted due to “partisan or personal disapproval.”
As the state's Chief Librarian, I championed this legislation and worked with lawmakers to ensure our experienced librarians continue providing materials that engage history, discuss various viewpoints and encourage critical thinking.
Efforts to curb reading materials have absolutely nothing to do with books. They are about restricting the freedom of ideas that certain individuals disagree with and that certain individuals think others should have access to.
I will not stop fighting to protect access to educational materials for all Illinoisians, but I need your help to keep up the momentum against those who are trying to rewrite our history and spread misinformation.
As of September 1st, appointments at our DMVs statewide will be controlled via our Skip the Line program.
Instead of guessing when there will be long lines or missing time at work because of those lines, you can take care of several tasks -- like renewing license plate stickers -- online and make appointments for in person services.
I promised you we would reverse the time tax, and today Illinoisians got their first tax cut on this front. Encourage everyone you know to take advantage of our Skip the Line program!
One year after the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, outrageous attacks on a woman’s right to choose are underway across the nation. The Midwest is slowly becoming a freedom desert, as neighboring states not only attempt to criminalize abortion, but to restrict women from exercising their right to choose even where it remains legal.
I am proud to have led efforts along with Governor Pritzker and allies in the General Assembly to counter these efforts. Illinois will stand as an oasis of freedom for women seeking to exercise a constitutional right that radicals have sought to deprive them of.
This is why I initiated a first-in-the-nation bill to outlaw sharing or selling license plate data for women seeking abortions. This data could be weaponized as some states try to criminalize helping someone get an abortion.
Illinois will continue to lead not only on reproductive rights but on the fundamental right of privacy. Without proper oversight, data collection can be abused and negatively affect your lives. Whether you are being forced to crossed state lines to exercise your right to choose or whether you are going to the grocery store, you should not be tracked for legal activities. I am taking a stand as Illinois Secretary of State, but I need your help.
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