IEC Legislative Update

IEC 2019 Veto Session Review

The 2019 Veto Session is officially a wrap for Team IEC! Each year, veto session runs for two weeks after regular session, which runs from January through May. Veto session is intended to allow the legislature time to consider bills the Governor vetoed, but in practice, the legislature considers a wide range of issues.

This veto session, IEC focused on demonstrating public support for the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) and gaining ground on ethylene oxide legislation. On October 29, our community came together to bring over 500 activists from all over Illinois to Springfield to meet with their legislators to discuss CEJA.

Watch the video below to see IEC Executive Director Jen Walling and Legislative Director Colleen Smith discuss veto session and to learn more about our plans for next year!

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