September 10, 2018                         September e-Newsletter
New CAC Resources
1.) Survey of Government Regulations on Public Assembly in DuPage County
 
This report summarizes an analysis of governmental regulations on public assembly. The survey underlying this report focused on municipalities in DuPage County and the procedures and restrictions on people's ability to publicly assemble, such as in a protest, rally, march, or parade. 
2.) How to Find Policies Regulating Public Assembly Citizen Guide
 
This guide explains how to find your municipal or county regulations for assembly so you may confidently exercise your First Amendment rights. 

3.) Can a Government Body Require Fees or Insurance for Public  Assembly? Citizen Guide
 
This guide answers whether the government can require individuals who wish to assemble to make a political statement, such as protesters, to pay fees or purchase insurance in order to assemble. It outlines reasonable regulations a government may require for fee structures or evidence of insurance in order to get an assembly permit.

Upcoming Events
Conversations in Local Democracy #1: Freedom of Information Act
This Wednesday, September 12, we will be having our first conversation in the series, focusing on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). 

Bring a friend and join with others to discuss your experiences with submitting Freedom of Information Act requests

Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM
Place: Citizen Advocacy Center
182 N. York St.,  Elmhurst, IL 60126
Snacks and refreshments will be served! This event is free and open to the public. This program is made possible in part by a grant from Illinois Humanities and by donors like you!
State of the State: Civics in Illinois
J oin us this Saturday, September 15, at the College of DuPage to learn how civics education is being implemented in Illinois public schools. 

In 2015, HB 4025 was signed into law, requiring at least one semester of civics of the two years of social studies required for high school graduation.  Dr. Shawn Healy will outline how the Robert R. McCormick Foundation and others have brought the legislation alive through a three-year implementation process.  

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time:  10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Place: College of DuPage
Culinary & Hospitality Center
425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 
Room 2001 (above Waterleaf Restaurant)
Continental breakfast, coffee, and tea will be provided! This event is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by Citizen Advocacy Center, College of DuPage, and Elmhurst College.
Save the date: 2018 Holiday Cheer Party featuring Citizen Initiative Awardees
Each year CAC gives out Citizen Initiative Awards to recognize local community activists who are catalysts for democratic participation and have used civic, legal, and community organizing tools to advocate for a self-identified issue of public concern often in the face of adversity. 

Celebrate civic engagement with us on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. 
In Case You Missed It
CAC at the Festival of the Monarch Butterfly
CAC tabled at the Festival of the Monarch Butterfly on August 5, 2018. The festival was a celebration of Latinos and immigrants in local communities in Illinois. The monarch butterfly, which migrates from Mexico to the U.S. each year, was chosen as the symbol for the event to signify freedom. CAC was helping U.S. citizens to register to vote and provided free information and resources to the event attendees. 

This event was sponsored by Immigrant Solidarity DuPage.
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