Bill Text: IL HR0569 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Repudiates and condemns white supremacists, neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, and any other group that espouses hate and seeks to undermine the ideals of Illinois and the nation. Condemns the acts of violence in Charlottesville as domestic terrorism. Celebrates the diversity of Illinois and nation.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 49-12)

Status: (Passed) 2017-08-16 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock [HR0569 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HR0569-Introduced.html

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2 WHEREAS, The Declaration of Independence establishes one
3of the bedrock principles of our democracy, "that all men are
4created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with
5certain unalienable rights, that among those are life, liberty
6and the pursuit of happiness."; and
7 WHEREAS, One of the foundational principles of America and
8the strengths of our great democracy is our diversity of
9thought, ideas, and people; we are a country where men and
10women of different races, faiths, sexual orientations, and
11political beliefs are united under the banner of the greatest
12country in the world, the United States of America; and
13 WHEREAS, The Illinois House of Representatives and the
14people of the State of Illinois mourn the victims of the tragic
15events in Charlottesville, Virginia and stand unified in our
16condemnation of the hatred espoused by the hundreds of white
17supremacists in Charlottesville; and
18 WHEREAS, While the House of Representatives is resolute in
19its support for the free speech rights of Americans, it will
20not ignore or condone hate speech or violence committed by hate
21groups or anyone seeking to commit acts of domestic terrorism
22against racial, ethnic, and religious minorities or other

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1classes of protected individuals as was the case in
2Charlottesville; and
3 WHEREAS, The House of Representatives mourns the death of
4Helen Heyer and wishes a speedy recovery to the dozens who were
5injured by an individual who sought to silence different voices
6who chose to stand up to show that hate will never win out over
7love and the true American spirit; and
8 WHEREAS, The House of Representatives mourns the death of
9the two Virginia State Police Officers, Lt. H. Hay Cullen and
10Trooper Berke M. M. Bates, who lost their lives in the line of
11duty defending the people of the Commonwealth of Virginia;
12therefore, be it
15repudiate and condemn white supremacists, neo-Nazis, the Ku
16Klux Klan, and any other group that espouses hate and seeks to
17undermine the very ideals of who we are as Americans; and be it
19 RESOLVED, That we condemn the acts of violence in
20Charlottesville as domestic terrorism; and be it further
21 RESOLVED, That we celebrate the diversity of our State and

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1nation; and be it further
2 RESOLVED, That we condemn those who seek to spread hate and
3division while attacking the foundational values of our State
4and nation.