After seeing the recent tragedies within the Illinois State Police and the number of State Police cruisers that have been hit so far this year, 12-year-old Lucy Kuelper of Rioi decided to use social media to push the law. Lucy's father, John Kuelper, has been an Illinois State Trooper for 17 years.
She decided to create the "Move Over Project" to help keep her dad safe on the job. The Move Over Project, a Facebook page and viral social media project Lucy started on Friday, March 29, has quickly grown into something of a sensation. As of this morning The Move Over Project has over 18,000 likes and followers.
Yesterday, Lucy was on the House floor at the state capitol in Springfield being introduced to the entire House by State Representative Dan Swanson (R-Alpha).