See Them Smile, Inc. What began as a parent union based out of Huntley Community School District 158, became an incorporated company intended for grassroots community activism and fundraising. We partnered with over 5...
On 8/12/2021 at the McHenry County Court House, See Them Smile Inc. (NFP) started its challenge of Governor Pritzker’s Mask Mandate, which required all pre-K-12 students and staff to wear masks during the school day from both Public and Private schools.
On August 4th, 2021, Governor Pritzker issued a mandatory mask mandate that effectively removed parental rights and the right of each individual school board to make decisions which are best for them. From this act, See Them Smile, Inc. NFP was formed. What began as a parent union based out of Huntley Community School District 158, became an incorporated company intended for grassroots community activism and fundraising. We partnered with over 50 other school districts in the state of Illinois to form a coalition of parents who are fighting for their parental rights to be able to make medical choices for their children. We obtained legal counsel and began our legal fight on August 12, 2021 in McHenry County to obtain a Temporary Restraining Order. This case was transferred to Sangamon County (Springfield) where we will continue to try to obtain a Temporary Restraining Order and have a court declare that Governor Pritzker has exceeded his emergency powers. We are well aware of the challenges ahead and look forward to fighting this fight.
Call to Action: You do not have to be in D109 to donate! It all goes to the legal fund at Lavelle Law firm. We met our first goal of $10,000 without fundraising. We are hoping statewide to get 1,000 families to donate $100 each to prepare for this legal fight. Please consider donating what you are comfortable with, any amount will help. We know our children our worth every penny!
Thank you for your donation, and for helping to give parents the choice!
If you would like to join our fundraising efforts or would like to be included as a parent group, please contact me, and don't forget to share this page!
The following districts have parent representation and include but are not limited to: D12 (Roselle), CCSD15 (Palatine) D25 (Arlington Heights), D26 (Cary), D33C (Homer Glenn) D54 (Schaumburg), D61 (Bradley), D64 (Park Ridge), D79 (Fremont), D87 (Glenbard), D88 (Plano), D92 (Homer Glen/Lockport), CCSD93 (Bloomingdale), D109 (Deerfield), D120 (Lasalle-Peru), D122 (New Lenox), D133 (Prairie Hill), D155 (Cary), D158 (Huntley), D161 (Summit Hill), D200 (Wheaton/Warrenville), D200 (Woodstock), D202 (Plainfield), D205 (Elmhurst), D205 (Lockport), D207 (Hononegah), D211 (Schaumburg/Palatine), D214 (Arlington Heights), D220 (Oregon), D223 (Stillman), D226 (Byron), D300 (Algonquin), D301 (Burlington), D303 (St. Charles), D304 (Geneva)D425 (Indian Creek), D427 (Sycamore).** Please note. This list is only a representation of some of the parent groups involved in each school district. This, in no way, means that the school districts themselves are supporting this group. **
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