IASB Call-To-Action (Defeat HB 5188)

Delivered via email: January 6, 2023

Lame Duck Legislature Seeks to Mandate Sex Education in Illinois

The IASB Governmental Relations team is diligently working a roll call in the Illinois Senate as I type this request to you for action. We need your help to stop the passage of HB 5188, as amended, which will MANDATE Illinois public schools to teach “age appropriate” sex education beginning in kindergarten.
PLEASE ACT NOW to contact your state senator to encourage them to VOTE NO on House Bill 5188, as amended. The full language of the amendment can be found on the General Assembly website.
Late last  evening, State Senator Ram Villivalam (D-Chicago) posted an amendment to HB 5188 that would require sex ed to be taught in kindergarten through grade 12 in Illinois schools. IASB has worked in good faith with stakeholders on sex ed standards and curriculum for several years. Previous sex ed bills focused on content of curriculum while still preserving local control around the decision to offer sex ed to all students. HB 5188 removes that local option and MANDATES the national sex ed curriculum standards for all schools.  
Please call your senator’s office directly. Contact information can be found at or if you are not sure who your local legislator is that information can be found on the Illinois State Board of Elections website by entering your address.