WEST CHICAGO, Ill. — State Rep. Maura Hirschauer, D-Batavia, is encouraging all nonbinary and female-identifying young people in Illinois to apply for the Illinois Council on Women and Girls’ Girls Committee.

“The voices of our young people are powerful drivers of change, and the Girls Committee gives young women the chance to have their voices heard,” Hirschauer said. “This is the perfect opportunity for civic-minded youth to learn about government and policy while making positive change in their communities.”

The Illinois Council on Women and Girls, chaired by Lt. Gov. Julianna Stratton, advises Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the General Assembly on policy issues affecting women and girls statewide. Committee members will have the opportunity to share their experiences and learn from other Council committees to make Illinois a better place for women and girls. All high school-aged female-identifying and nonbinary students are encouraged to apply.”

“When we give young women a seat at the table, we create more representative and inclusive policy decisions,” Hirschauer said. “I invite all young women and nonbinary students who are interested in government and policy to apply for this opportunity.”

Applications for the committee are due Oct. 23 and require a video submission as response to one of the questions. Applications can be submitted at https://isbe.submittable.com/submit/236836. For more information, contact Council member Jackie Matthews at jmatthew@isbe.net or 312-590-4327.

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