As members of the IRC, you can be an effective legislative advocate for literacy education. The IRC Legislative Committee and the International Reading Association have developed useful tips and suggestions to make a difference.
Reports and updates regarding important legislative issues are also provided below. These updates will provide you with information on what is happening and suggest that you take action. For more information, please contact the IRC Legislative Committee.
Julie Hoffman, Chair Michael Carton, Blackhawk Helen Bryant, CARA Andrea Stayton, Central Illinois Dana Stodden, East Central/EIU Bobette Dodson, Fox Valley Mary K. Thompson, Illini Donna Monti, ICARE Christina Prodaza, ILLC Charlyn Nutter, ITA Margie Wright, Lewis & Clark Ronda Mitchell, Macon County Gail McDermott, MID-State Kate Schumacher, Mississippi Valley Mary Gardner, NIRC Carrie Schneider, Northwestern Sherry Sejnost, PARC Katelin Shiaras, Sauk Valley Terry McHugh, SRL Denise Woods, SERC Kathy Merz, SIRC Jaime Finkelstein, South Suburban Linda Volkman, Starved Rock Laura Beltchenko, SCIRA Jennifer Donovan, Two Rivers Annie Robertson, Vermilion Valley Marlene Panebianco, West Suburban Patricia Miller, WIRC Donna Herman, Will County