You may or may not be aware that Rep. Hultgren has partnered with the League of Women Voters (LWV) to conduct a Q&A tonight, April 18, 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 18 at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Questions will come from the audience and must be written on question cards passed out by League members. The questions will be reviewed by League issues specialists for clarity, conciseness, duplication and suitability, stated a news release.

The probability of a question being asked increases when it is submitted multiple times. To help push our agenda, we have collected a list of questions that we encourage members to submit at the Q&A:

  1. President Trump’s latest budget proposal includes a 20% cut to the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. How will you fight to protect funding for Fermilab and the many jobs it provides to your constituents?
  2. Will you commit to opposing any replacement for the Affordable Care Act that causes your constituents to lose access to affordable healthcare?
  3. What steps will you take to protect your constituents and their children from the effects of global climate change?
  4. What steps will you take to support public education? Not just steps to support schooling but public education?
  5. I have heard recently that the Chicago office of the EPA is proposed to be closed by the Trump administration. Will you oppose the closure of the Chicago EPA office? If not, why not?
  6. The Administration has proposed cuts to the EPA budget of 31% and in some cases as much as 45% as well as elimination of 59 critical programs. Can we count on you to oppose those cuts? If not, why not?
  7. The government is running on a continuing resolution for FY 2017, with the funding level the same as FY 2016. This CR expires on April 28, 2017. Can we count on you to extend the continuing resolution through the end of FY 2017 at the same level as the current level of funding, so that the government will not be shut down?  If not, why not?

Please keep in mind that League rules prohibit signs and other politically-oriented items within the League session. Keep your posters in the car and your T-shirts covered. Red and green cards are permitted.