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Bristow taking ideas from local students to create a bill

State Rep. Monica Bristow, D-Godfrey, will be giving junior high students an opportunity to create a bill that could become a new state law.

bristow monica1Students will be given the opportunity to submit legislative ideas they believe would benefit the state or on an issue that’s important to them.

“I will be visiting junior high schools within my district explaining my responsibilities as a new member of the legislature, as well as discussing Illinois government and several key concerns facing the state of Illinois,” said Bristow. “As I make these visits, I hope to talk to students more about different roles in government, along with the opportunity to create their own legislation.”

All students from sixth through eighth grades in the 111th district are encouraged to submit the attached form to be have their idea considered as a piece of new legislation. Bristow will visit area schools over the next month to promote the contest and to share with students about her experiences in Springfield.

“I am a strong proponent of experience being the best form of learning and am looking forward to eventually bringing a student with me to Springfield to see firsthand what a day in the life of a state legislator consists of,” said Bristow “I am excited to engage in conversation with students all across my district and see what their ideas are for creating new legislation.”

For more information, contact Bristow’s constituent services office at (618) 465-5900 or email

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