Heartland Events

Illinois School Choice Coalition 2013 Legislative Action Conference

St. Joseph’s High School
10900 W. Cermack Road
April 27, 2013, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

School choice advocates, parents and educators are invited to attend this landmark event kicking off the drive for school choice in Illinois.


9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Saturday April 27, 2013

(Breakfast & Registration 8-9 a.m.)


Guest Speaker:

Michael Benjamin

American Federation for Children

National Director for Grassroots Advocacy & Outreach

Michael Benjamin played an integral role in creating and passing the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship, which now helps 48,000 low-income students attend 1,200 high-quality non-public schools across Florida. Michael will share his extensive national experience in recruiting and mobilizing parental choice supporters. He will apply his expertise to the school choice movement in Illinois, providing time-saving wisdom and actionable strategies.



8:00 a.m.        Breakfast and registration

9:00 a.m.        Michael Benjamin, American Federation for Children

11:00 a.m.      Wrap-up & response John Russell, Freedom to Learn Illinois

11:15 a.m.      Panel discussion with Illinois school choice leaders



St. Joseph’s High School

10900 W. Cermack Rd., Westchester, IL

(Accessible from I-294/Tri-State Tollway and

I-290 Eisenhower Expressway)


Please register by April 24 by email (cbraas@archchicago.org)