ELGIN, Ill. – State Rep. Anna Moeller, D-Elgin, is encouraging high-school students to apply to serve on the Illinois Council on Women and Girls.
“This is a great opportunity for students to make their voices heard on the most important issues facing women of all ages and backgrounds,” Moeller said. “When students take an active role in our legislative process, we can create policy that better serves women and girls across the state.
The Girls Committee advises the Governor and General Assembly on issues concerning gender-based violence, economic disparities, inclusion and healthcare policy. The program allows participants to gain invaluable leadership skills and inside knowledge of the policymaking process. Students who are interested in participating must be current high school students and commit to biweekly committee meetings for a year. The deadline for the application is Oct. 23.
Moeller was the chief sponsor for the legislation that created the Illinois Council on Women and Girls.
“As state representative, I count on the lived experiences of my constituents and the people of Illinois to help inform my legislative goals. The Girls Committee will help me and our state government pass legislation that improves the lives of female-identifying people everywhere,” Moeller said. “I encourage all who are eligible to apply and make real change in real time.”
For more information, visit https://isbe.submittable.com/submit/236836/2022-illinois-council-on-women-and-girls-girls-committee-application.