Public Policy Committee
The Public Policy Committee provides grassroots advocacy and works with community organizations, city, township, state and federal governments to adopt effective ordinances, laws and policies that include meaningful consequences that deter substance use and encourage recovery.
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Click on the link below to look them up by street address, zip code, district, or representative's name. Please contact your legislators and voice your opinion on important issues, for example, the proposed medical marijuana legislation for Illinois.
The Public Policy Committee is involved in many initiatives, including:
- Reciprocal reporting agreements between eight (8) law enforcement agencies and High School District 207
- Zero tolerance ordinance in Park Ridge
- Keg tag ordinance in Des Plaines
- Parent Patrol in Park Ridge
- Medication Take Back Days
- TxtaTip anonymous text messaging program to report crime
- Community festival alcohol policies
- Parents Who Host Lose the Most campaign
- Advocate for stringent medical marijuana controls in Illinois
- Parental responsibility ordinances in Des Plaines and Park Ridge
- Social host ordinances in Des Plaines and Park Ridge
- Increased penalties for teen substance use and social host ordinance violations
- Drafted an ordinance requiring all alcohol retailers in Des Plaines to attend special training
- Met with policymakers to ensure that systems deter use and promote recovery
- Advocated for the “24/7 Code of Conduct” policy in District 207 High Schools