CBF Goes to Washington (Virtually)April 30, 2020
It’s that time of year again when the CBF would normally be joining advocacy forces with leaders from the CBA, ISBA, and ABA for the annual ABA Day in Washington. This year, we brought the advocacy home through a number of productive virtual meetings with our Illinois delegation (Congresswoman Schakowsky pictured here!). Thank you to Senators Durbin and Duckworth and our Illinois Representatives for their continued strong support of our current CBF advocacy priorities at the federal level: increased funding for the Legal Services Corporation, support for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program and broader student debt reform, and passage of the DREAM Act. We also advocated for universal broadband internet access as a key access to justice issue, and expanding legal services for veterans experiencing homelessness. These issues are all more important than ever as a result of the pandemic and we thank our many dedicated volunteers, partners and legislative champions for their ongoing leadership and good work.