On Tuesday evening, Agudath Israel participated in a unique, and perhaps historic, gathering in downtown Chicago. Governor-elect Bruce Rauner joined Archbishop Cupich and a bipartisan group of legislators to support school choice in Illinois. Hosted by Education Pioneers and EdChoice Illinois and co-hosted by many groups including Agudath Israel, the event brought together advocates for public, charter, and private school students.
Rabbi Yitzchok Ehrman, COO of Agudath Israel of Illinois, and Rabbi A. D. Motzen, Agudath Israel of America’s national director of state relations (who also serves on the advisory board of EdChoice Illinois), attended and had the opportunity to speak to Democratic Senators Martin Sandoval, Kimberly Lightford, and Toi Hutchinson and Republican Representative Tom Morrison. Agudath Israel looks forward to a promising year for school choice in Illinois.