TV Ad Hits Illinois Republicans on Driver’s Licenses for Illegal Immigrants

Springfield Protest Rally Set for Tuesday in the Capitol Rotunda at 10:00 AM

CHICAGO – Safer Families Coalition today launched a new television ad that slams Illinois Republicans for supporting an ill-conceived bill to permit 250,000 illegal immigrants to receive state-issued driver’s licenses.

The spot, entitled “Remember the Willis Children,” recalls the horrific Willis-Guzman van crash on Interstate 94 and the deaths of the six Willis children in a fiery explosion that was caused by an illegally licensed commercial truck driver named Ricardo Guzman. More than 80 connected Illinois officials were eventually implicated in the scandal and former Gov. George Ryan is still serving a six-year prison term for racketing, tax evasion, conspiracy, and fraud.

The ad asks the question: Can Illinois politicians be trusted to issue driver’s licenses to thousands of undocumented workers?

The ad can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBdBrDF-qhE
Broadcast-quality versions are available upon request.

“Illinois has a sordid history when it comes to issuing driver’s licenses and this reckless bill to issue driver’s licenses to 250,000 illegal immigrants is just another scheme by Illinois politicians who are more concerned about votes than the safety of our families on the streets,” says William Kelly of Safer Families Coalition.

Illinois Republican leaders who are supporting the effort include State Sen. Bill Brady, Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, and former Gov. Jim Edgar among others.

“This bill raises more questions than answers. How dare Illinois Republican leaders play Russian roulette with our families,” says Kelly.

The Safer Families Coalition will be holding a rally in on Tuesday December 2 at 10:00 AM in the Springfield Capitol Rotunda to protest the full vote of the Illinois Senate on driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants.

For information, contact please contact Laura at (312) 768-8683 or revpublicrelations@gmail.com.

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