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Advocacy in Action

  • February 26, 2021

Government Relations Committee IACAC and the Illinois School Counselor Association(ISCA) partnered in February to provide a virtual advocacy experience. Over 50 members from both organizations reached out to Illinois legislators to advocate for joint priorities like funding to reduce school…

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A New Kind of Advocacy Day

  • January 29, 2021

Emily Tabeek Southern Illinois University Carbondale It’s that time of year! Around this time every year, the Government Relations Committee would be planning to hold our in-person Advocacy Day in Springfield. As with everything else, we have had to change…

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Another Unforeseen Roadblock for Seniors During COVID-19

  • September 29, 2020

Emily Tabeek Southern Illinois University It has been quite the year for all of us in high school counseling and college admissions. Our students are battling circumstances no one has battled before, including the lack of homecoming, prom, sports, and…

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IAS and GR Statement

  • July 31, 2020

The Inclusion, Access, and Success and Government Relations Committees recently collaborated on a joint statement regarding important issues being debated in our nation. We encourage everyone to read this piece and get involved within the IACAC community and beyond.

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A First-Timer’s Reflections from Advocacy Day

  • February 28, 2020

Marla D. Johnson University of Illinois at Springfield I think there is a notion that in order to participate in Advocacy Day, you have to be into politics. Despite popular belief, any member can (and should) take advantage of this…

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Advocacy Season is Here

  • January 31, 2020

Emily Tabeek Southern Illinois University Carbondale Evan Wilson Illinois College Joe Freeman Beacon Academy The Government Relations Committee is excited to begin our annual “advocacy season,” with two opportunities for direct engagement with our elected officials on the near horizon.…

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Important updates from your Government Relations Committee

  • October 31, 2019

Joe Freeman Beacon Academy Evan Wilson Illinois College Emily Tabeek Southern Illinois University Carbondale This month we focus on two major initiatives underway. We are witnessing the advancement of legislation that will have major impacts on the students we serve…

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Advocacy Day Wasn’t My Thing, Until It Was

  • February 27, 2019

Tricia Lothschutz University of Dayton Joe Freeman may be psychic. Last April, he told me I would be going to the next Advocacy Day. I smiled and nodded, because I knew Advocacy Day just wasn’t my thing and that it…

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Join us for Advocacy Day

  • January 31, 2019

Government Relations Committee Co-Chairs IACAC’s Legislative Advocacy Day will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 9 am to 2 pm. Whether you are new to the profession or a seasoned veteran, a friend to your legislator or a stranger, an IACAC fixture…

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Government Relations Update

  • October 30, 2018

This past spring, IACAC Past-President, Roberto Suarez, was asked to present to the Higher Education Working Group of the Illinois General Assembly (HEWG), a 12-member group comprised of 6 Illinois State Representatives and 6 Illinois State Senators, including 6 Democrats…

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