It's not the state's job to parent your child - it's yours.

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Why Your Role Matters:

  • Amplify Voices: By collecting signatures, you amplify the voices of parents who believe in the importance of preserving their rights.

  • Community Strength: Your efforts build a stronger community that values and safeguards the rights of parents to make decisions for their families.

  • Impact Legislation: The signatures you gather propel our petitions onto the ballot, influencing legislation that directly protects and empowers parents.

How You Make a Difference:

  1. Signature Collection: Hit the streets, engage with your community, and gather signatures to ensure our petitions gain the momentum... continue reading →

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The Parents Matter Coalition (PMC) was started by a group of Illinois parents concerned with protecting their children. As the state of Illinois continues to encroach upon parents’ right to be involved in their children’s lives – particularly within the context of major life-altering decisions such as abortion or gender modifying therapies and treatments – PMC came together to push back against the government’s interference in parent-child relationships. Together, the coalition introduced a ballot initiative (referred to as the ‘Right to Parent’ initiative) that poses a very simple question: should parental consent be required for any minor child to receive... continue reading →

How do I sign?

Unfortunately, all petitions must be signed in person. You can contribute your signature to the effort in one of two ways:

1) by signing your own sheet (and collecting the signatures of your family and friends), then having it notarized and mailing it to P.O. Box 1503 Wheaton, IL 60187. To download instructions and a petition, click here

2) by attending an event where signatures are being collected. To find an event in your area click here.

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October 23, 2023

This article was originally printed by Crain’s Chicago Business.

‘Right to parent’ referendum effort targets schools, medicine over transgender care

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PRAIRIE STATE WIRE: Statewide effort to have parents’ rights question on 2024 ballot

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October 23, 2023

This article was originally printed by the Prairie State Wire.

The Parents Matter Coalition (PMC) is leading a movement to put the issue of parents’...

PRESS RELEASE: Parents Matter Coalition Launches Effort to Put Illinois Parents’ Rights on the Ballot in 2024

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October 16, 2023

Contact Information:
Mary Kate Zander
Parents Matter Coalition
P: 312-422-9300
E: [email protected]
RELEASE DATE: October 16, 2023