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Davidsmeyer Hosts Town Hall Meetings in Carrollton and Grafton

JACKSONVILLE, IL…State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) is encouraging the public to attend his two upcoming town hall meetings in Carrollton and Grafton.

“This week I will be in Carrollton and Grafton speaking with constituents – giving an update on what happened during veto session – and discussing the issues that are important to all of us,” said Rep. Davidsmeyer.

“As your State Representative, I want to hear from you. That is why I hope you can attend my town hall meetings and voice your opinion on the issues that are important to you. If you are unable to attend, please do not hesitate to call me at 217-243-6221 or email me through my website,”

Who: State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer
What: Town Hall Meeting
When: Tuesday, November 14 (Carrollton) and Wednesday, November 15 (Grafton) beginning at Noon
Where: Carrollton City Hall, 621 S Main St
Grafton City Hall, 118 E Main St

SPRINGFIELD, IL…Tess Drainer has Bilateral Perisylvian Polymicrogyria (BPP), but that did not stop her from visiting Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) at the IL State Capitol this week. Rep. Davidsmeyer passed House Resolution 1075 in 2016 to honor Tess for her work spreading awareness of BPP. Tess came to Springfield with her mom and uncle to bring awareness to BPP, a rare disease. Her smile provided a bright spot for the IL House of Representatives.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center describe BPP as “a rare neurological disorder that affects the cerebral cortex (the outer surface of the brain).” There is no cure for BPP, but that has not stopped Tess from promoting the need for awareness.

Caption:  From Left to Right, State Rep. Patti Bellock (Republican Spokeswoman for Human Services), Bob Stepanek, Tess and Carol Drainer, Rep C.D. Davidsmeyer and IL House Republican Leader Jim Durkin

SPRINGFIELD, IL…Brady Kaufmann, the Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) State Golf Champion, was honored at the Illinois State Capitol this week by Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville). Kaufmann, an eighth grader at Jacksonville Middle School, is coached by his father Joe Kaufmann.

Caption:  From Left to Right, Joe, Beth and Brady Kaufmann; Rep. Davidsmeyer; Rachel and Breanne Kaufmann.

Among the group of Illinois Republicans fighting back against the recent legislation that funds abortions through taxpayer money is local State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer.

On Friday, Davidsmeyer and colleagues of his party filed the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” in an attempt to repeal House Bill 40 and disallow taxpayer-paid elective abortion in Illinois.

Davidsmeyer explains what House Bill 40 did for Illinois, and why he and his colleagues are now filing this bill.

“House Bill 40 that was recently signed into law made us the first state in the nation that has a law that says the state will pay for abortions. The reality, whether you’re pro-life or pro-choice, is that we all know the state of Illinois is broke. Over seventy percent of the citizens of the state of Illinois have said that taxpayers should not be funding abortion, the state should not be paying for it. So that’s what this bill does; it reverses (a portion of House Bill 40) and takes it back to what we were about a month ago,” says Davidsmeyer.

The Jacksonville-based Representative says he objects to taxpayer-funded abortions not just morally, but also financially.

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JACKSONVILLE...State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) and his Republican colleagues have filed the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” which will repeal taxpayer-paid elective abortions in Illinois.

“House Bill 4114 prohibits taxpayer dollars from being spent on elective abortions,” said Davidsmeyer.

With the signing of House Bill 40, Illinois became the first state in the nation to legalize taxpayer-funded abortion on demand.

“The number one issue that constituents have been discussing with me as I travel the district is the travesty and unprecedented - first in the nation - taxpayer-paid abortions,” said Davidsmeyer. “I morally cannot justify why taxpayers should be forced to cover the cost of abortions in our state.”

Over 35,000 abortions occurred in Illinois in 2015 according to the most recent data from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

“It is estimated that Illinois could spend between $30 million to $60 million covering elective abortions through Medicaid. Illinois politicians should not force taxpayers to spend more money - especially when it comes to state-sponsored abortions,” said Davidsmeyer.

Davidsmeyer’s legislation, House Bill 4114, mirrors the federal Hyde Amendment, which only allows for abortions in the case of rape, incest and the life endangerment of the mother.

“I have a fiscal and moral obligation to fight to ensure that taxpayers will not be forced to pay for abortions, especially when Illinois has a $15 billion backlog of unpaid bills. Abortion is wrong and I hope Speaker Madigan calls this legislation for an immediate vote during veto session later this month.”