I’ve met with Senator Don Harmon, my Illinois Senate senator, twice about genocide awareness and prevention and conflict minerals. He just let me know that he is sponsoring and has drafted legislation to declare April Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month in Illinois! He is asking Representative Camille Lilly to co-sponsor the bill. I will be so excited if we are able to get this through the legislature. Governor Quinn issued a proclamation in April 2012, but proclamations depend on annual support from the Governor’s office. As legislation, April would be Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month in Illinois permanently.