Passing this along from Equality Illinois. Please contact your Rep. again even if they are already supportive:
The end of the Spring session of the Illinois General Assembly is approaching. There is a good chance that we can pass the civil union bill before the end of the session.
The civil union bill is on its’ third reading in the House which means it can be voted on at any time. Equality Illinois’ full lobbying team is in Springfield putting together the votes necessary for the passage of the bill. But we need help. Even if you have done so before, please call, write or email your state representative and urge a yes vote on HB 2234.
The Tribune, Sun-Times and Daily Herald have all strongly urged the General Assembly to pass this legislation now. Over 160 Illinois clergy from a wide range of denominations signed a letter to the General Assembly urging a yes vote on this bill. And, the Equality Illinois lobby day brought Illinoisans from every part of our state to the State House to speak with legislators.
But, our legislators still need to hear from you today.
Opponents of fairness and decency for all Illinoisans have bombarded our legislators with anti-civil union calls and letters. Our legislators need to hear from fair-minded Illinoisans in greater numbers.
We are on the threshold of passing legislation to recognize and protect same-sex couples.
Please contact your legislator today. It will make all the difference.
Click here to contact your state representative through the Equality Illinois Action Alert messaging system. Send this message to your family, friends, coworkers and associates around the state, urging them to contact their representatives also.