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Proclamation Requests

A proclamation is an official document issued by Governor JB Pritzker to designate a specific time period (day, week, or month) for the purpose of raising awareness or celebrating historic milestones. Proclamation requests must meet the following guidelines: 

  • Requests must be from a non-profit group or organization, and contain a message of statewide significance to a broad group of Illinoisans
  • Requests must be submitted using the electronic form below – phone, fax, email, or mail requests will not be honored.
  • Requests must be made to the Governor’s Office four weeks in advance of date needed.
  • The Governor's Office only fulfills requests from in-state organizations. If a national organization wishes to request a proclamation, please find an affiliate or sponsor located within Illinois.
  • Please include 4-6 WHEREAS clauses and 1 THEREFORE clause to be used for proclamation; however, the Governor’s office reserves the right to modify any proposed language.
  • Any statement regarding statistics must be confirmed by citing reference. Proclamation may be denied if references are not included. Reference statements should include language such as, “according to …”

Please note, proclamations are typically not provided for the following:

  • Anniversaries of individuals or businesses;
  • Specific individual achievements (note: individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to Illinois or the United States will be given special consideration);
  • To honor private businesses, conferences, grand openings, fundraisers, or to act as a letter of support or endorsement of individual people, products, or services.
 

 Request Form