Illinois: If you believe in marriage equality, act now!

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A woman makes her support of her marriage, and not civil unions, known outside the Mormon temple at New York City’s Lincoln Center. Photo credit: Wikipedia.

Important information from Equality Illinois [with some emphasis / formatting on our part]:

October 14, 2013
To: Daniel Hauff
From: Patty Dillon, Director of Field Operations

With only 8 days until the gavel falls to open the fall session of the Illinois House, I am going to be blunt and brief with you …

If you are as tired of the delays and political excuses as we are for the House not finishing its work on the freedom to marry last spring, then your work in the days ahead is going to be the key to getting them to realize they cannot delay any longer.

We can only succeed if everyone takes a role, only if you take one or more of these steps in the coming days:

  1. Identify and call your local representative with THIS LINK. Does your House member already support the bill? Excellent, but it doesn’t matter unless there is a commitment to bring the bill to the floor for a roll call. So ALL representatives, even if they say they will vote yes, must hear from you.
  2. Get friends, relatives and acquaintances to also call their House members with THIS LINK. It’s the same argument.
  3. Join a phone bank near you. To sign up, click THIS LINK. There is a phone bank in many cities around the state, in several Chicago neighborhoods, and in the suburbs. These phone banks reach constituents in key districts where we have to convince the representative to vote for the bill.
  4. Book a ride on an Equality Illinois Marriage Express bus for the March on Springfield on Tuesday, Oct. 22, the day the legislature returns. Click HERE to buy a round-trip bus ticket from many locations around the city, suburbs and downstate. Snacks and drinks will be available on EQIL buses. Pick-up for most locations will be 8AM and return to the same location at 8PM. Learn more, buy a ticket to the March on Springfield: www.tinyurl.com/eqil-march.

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