Questions that Sen. Bill Brady (for Governor) Must Be Asked

Dear Conservative Friends,

This morning, I am at the Family PAC Conservative Summit to hear the candidates for Illinois governor speak. There are some very important questions that should be asked of Sen. Bill Brady and his support for driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants in Illinois.  If you are at the Summit this morning, please feel free to ask Sen.Brady one or more of these questions. If you have friends attending the summit, please feel free to forward this email to them as well.

Here are the questions:

Sen. Brady, the Illinois Association of Police Chiefs and all but three Illinois sheriffs opposed the bill to give driver’s licenses to illegal aliens in Illinois. But you were one of the bill’s lead supporters. How can you call yourself the conservative candidate in the race for Illinois governor after siding with the pro-amnesty interest groups?

Sen. Brady, you have said that giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants is a safety and compassion issue. But is it really about safety or is it about perpetuating fraud in return for campaign cash? This bill – now law – does not require illegal immigrants to prove they have insurance upfront in order to receive a license. In New Mexico, they have had cases of hundreds of people registering the same car repair shop as their residence. How is this a conservative position on this important issue?

In 2007, the pro-amnesty group behind the driver’s licenses for illegals law said that, without requiring a passport and fingerprints, any bill would lead to fraud.  Yet those safeguards were taken out of the bill you supported? Do you think that supporting this law without those safeguards is responsible? And is this kind of support for bad legislation what we can expect from you in the future?

In the 18 states that have granted driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, 16 no longer issue them due to fraud. Why do you think Illinois will be any different give its history of bribes for licenses with convicted ex-Gov. George Ryan?

The group that was behind the illegal driver’s license bill – the pro-amnesty group, the Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights – has now said it will aggressively support same sex marriage legislation. Have you come out now and denounced that group? And will you be taking political funds from that group now or in the future for your campaigns?

Thank you for your attention to this important issue. Feel free to call me with any questions.

And, always remember that a successful life is asking for what you want, not accepting what you are given.

William J. Kelly
Chairman
Safer Families Coalition

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