LGBT Change Mobilizes Action for Civil Unions

LGBT Change, a grassroots Illinois advocacy organization, is mobilizing voters to take action in favor of the passage of the civil unions bill, which will be considered by legislators on November 30. The organization is looking for people to work phone banks, as well as to lobby in Springfield in person. Here is the full information:

HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN DO TODAY TO HELP:

1.)   Local Action: Call your Legislators NOW and urge them to vote YES on The Civil Unions and Religious Freedom Act (SB 1716, House Amendment 1).  If you don’t know who your legislator is or don’t know their phone number, you can find all of that information by clicking here.

2.)   Phone Banks: We need HELP contacting voters in key legislative districts! 

Call from Home: If you have a computer and telephone, you can sign up to call from home.  Please email stacy@lgbtchange.org and she will send you the log-in information.

Call from a phone bank location: If you prefer, you may go to one of our banks at the following locations, on the following dates:

TODAY!!  Saturday, November 20, 10am -5pm

– Northside Location – 4311 North Broadway

– Bucktown Location – 2129 North Western Avenue

We will also have Phone banks set-up in Evanston, Oak Park, West Side, North Side, South Side, and the Loop on the following dates and times:

Monday, November 22 and Tuesday November 23, 10am-9pm

Wednesday, November 24, 10am -5pm

Friday, November 26, 10am – 9pm

Saturday, November 27, 10am-5pm

If you don’t have your own cell phone, we have phones that you can use.

If you can volunteer, please email stacy@lgbtchange.org and Stacy Lemery with the date and location you wouldlike to attend, and she will return your email with the address of the phonebank location and directions.

3.)   LGBT Change Lobbying Days November 29 and 30: LGBT Change and The Civil Rights Agenda Fund have been aggressively lobbying members of the General Assembly for weeks and we have a firm grasp of where this vote really is. Now it’s time for you to turn up the heat with us! Please join LGBT Change and The Civil Rights Agenda in Springfield on Monday, November 29 from 9am to 5pm and Tuesday, November 30 from 9am until the vote to help lobby legislators on this issue. We also want you to be there to see this historic vote. We will have a lobbying packet for everyone who comes down to Springfield to give their legislators at their offices. We will have tables in the South Hall of the Capitol Building in Springfield with everything you need to show your legislator you want leadership and courage with a YAY vote on Senate Bill 1716 House Amendment 1, The Illinois Religious Freedom and Civil Union Act. If you need a ride or can offer a ride to Springfield, please emailstacy@lgbtchange.org.

As you can see, there is so much to be accomplished and only a few days to do it.  Please email stacy@lgbtchange.org to RSVP and receive details on all the events above.

Illinois is at a crossroads in a fight to be remembered for years to come. It is so important to hold legislators accountable but we can’t do this without your help. If we as a community do not support our pro-equality officials and punish those who openly encourage discrimination, we are to blame for any shortcomings.

Again, sign up NOW to take a pivotal first step towards full equality in Illinois. Email stacy@lgbtchange.org and help write history in America!

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