Skip to comments.Defend Marriage Lobby Day defeat SB10 @ State Capitol in Springfield, IL October 23,2013 9AM-3PM
Posted on 10/22/2013 6:12:44 PM PDT by Steelers6
INSTRUCTIONS PRIOR TO ARRIVING IN SPRINGFIELD Know the name and office address of your state representative. CLICK HERE Bring picture ID to go through security. We suggest that you bring a lunch, snacks and drinks. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Looking for a ride to Springfield? See bus locations below.
INSTRUCTIONS UPON ARRIVAL IN SPRINGFIELD
1.) After passing through security, go to the north hallway in the Rotunda. If you know your state rep, proceed to the tables on the west side of the hallway to pick up your information packet and button. If you do NOT know your state rep, proceed to the tables on the east side and computer volunteers will assist you.
2.) Take signed letter, found in your information packet, to your representative, Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) and Minority Leader Jim Durkin (R-Burr Ridge).
3.) Attend any of these scheduled event: 9:00 AM 10:30 AM Prayer Rally at Lincoln Statue (2nd St) 9:00 AM 3:00 PM Visit your state rep & 2 other leaders 11:00 AM Noon Marriage Rally in the Rotunda Noon 1:00 PM Special Music in the Rotunda 1: 00 PM 3:00 PM Marriage (Jericho) Prayer Walk
Buffalo Grove area
St. Mary School 10 N. Buffalo Grove Rd (intersection of Lake-Cook & Buffalo Grove) in Buffalo Grove Contact Fred Sturgeon (847) 344-8791 or Ted Valenti (847) 910-2009 Leaving at 7:15 AM (school bus) and returning from Capitol at 2:30 PM Cost per person $20
Israel Methodist Community Church 7616 Cottage Grove, Chicago Departing at 6 AM and returning from Capitol at 2:30 PM Contact Dr. Crawford, Pro-Life Pro-Family Coalition, (773) 960-5656 or (773) 483-1131 Cost per person $10 (includes lunch)
Queen of All Saints Basilica 6280 N. Sauganash Ave. in Chicago The bus leaves at 5:30 AM Contact the Archdiocese of Chicagos Respect Life Office, (312) 534-5355 Cost is $25 which includes lunch
St Thomas More Church 2825 W 81st St, Chicago Contact Kathy at (773) 436-4444 Call for cost and departure details
Salem Baptist Church 752 E. 114th Street in Chicago Departing at 7 AM and returning from Capitol at 2:30 PM Contact LaNiece at (708) 227-3189
Crystal Lake area
St. Thomas The Apostle Church (176th & Oak St.) in Crystal Lake Departing @ 6: AM and returning from Capitol @ 2:00 PM Contact Phil Weyna, McHenry County Right to Life, (815) 861-5847 Cost per person $30
Hobby Lobby in the parking lot 6250 Northwest Hwy Crystal Lake, IL 60014 Departing at 6:00 AM and return to Crystal Lake at 6:00 PM Register at www.truthexchange.net Questions: Email KathyBarnette@TruthExchange.net
Southern Suburban areas
Faith Church at 100 81st Ave. Dyer, IN 46311 Departing at 6:30 AM (church van(s)) and returning from Capitol at 12:30 PM Contact Bob Hofstra, (708) 257-7772 Cost per person TBA
Stone Church 10737 Orland Parkway, Orland Park, IL 60467 Departing at 6:30 AM and leaving Springfield at 2:30 PM Contact Wayne Matulis at (708) 473-4116 $25 per person
Calvary Baptist Church 17430 94th Avenue in Tinley Park, Illinois 60477 Departing at 6:00 AM and leaving Springfield at 2:30 PM Contact Sharon Hammond at (708) 396-9877 No Cost
Marytown - 1600 W Park Ave. (Butterfield Rd & Rt 176) in Libertyville Departs from Marytown at 6:00 AM and returning from Capitol at 2:00 PM Contact Bonnie Quirke, Lake County Right to Life, (847) 644-8456 Cost per person $35
Sedgebrook Retirement Community 800 Audubon Way (directly east of Barnes & Noble) Lincolnshire, IL 60069 Leaving at 6:00 AM and returning from Capitol at 3:00 PM Contact Phil Wertz (847) 415-2514 or at (847) 828-5828 Cost per person $30
WalMart at 1530 W US Hwy 50 in OFallon Departing at 8:30 AM (school bus) and returning at 4:00 PM Contact Ken Brosh, (618) 540-5960 Cost $13 per person
Western Springs Area
St. John of the Cross Catholic Church 5005 S. Wolf Road in Western Springs Contact the Archdiocese of Chicagos Respect Life Office, (312) 534-5355 Cost per person $25 which includes lunch
Wheaton Wesleyan Church at 1300 S President St, Wheaton Departing at 5:30 AM and returning from Capitol at 3:00 PM Contact Dick Norton, (630) 260-1135 Cost per person $34
East Gate Christian Center 1650 S. Armstrong Ave. in Freeport Contact Pastor Steve Barr at (815) 541-5898 Cost per person: $5
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Make certain if you can’t go that you and everyone on your list calls their legislators.
You or they can look up their officials here: https://www.votervoice.net/ILFI/Address
This is a big one and if we can turn back SSM in Illinois we’ll have won a lot. They’ve got all the legal protections they need via civil unions. There’s been no rush into civil unions by sufferers of SSA. So that was a ruse as well.
Good luck and God bless.
I have participated in Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day for the last 5 years of so. Our side would have 8000+ people show up on a blustery day in March. The other side would have twenty people show up.
We didn't get what we wanted until we won in court.
The didn't heed us at all, most of them. I suspect the same will happen here.
I heard the "marriage equality" people got rained on during their rally yesterday. Surprisingly, I didn't see any media coverage of their event. I know they will ignore ours.
I'll probably give my RAT state legislator another call just to remind her I'm against it (I spoke to her in person about it in Feb.) She claims to be "on the fence" but will vote however Madigan tells her to. The real reason they can't pass it is because so many black RAT legislators are against it, and they're in "safe" districts and the "marriage equality" people can't primary them with a pro-gay marriage RAT in black neighborhoods.
The new House GOP leader, Jim Durkin, said he didn't think they'd call gay marriage for a vote in the fall. Do you think it's just an ideal threat from the RATs to make us think the fight is over and we should surrender? Or they have some backroom plan here to pass this crap?
Quinn is desperate for this bill. He needs something and he’s sincere in wanting this. Does he lose every black Dem that votes for it? I suspect those “hold outs” are giving cover to other Dems as well.
The bill doesn’t die until January 2015. Then I think it’s dead for a long time.
Ideally and in reality, we need to support civil unions for same sex couples. That gives us political cover, resolves the very real Constitutional issues that a judge might use to force the issue, and protects traditional, real marriage.
I was there today, good turn out. WHY would Illinois Review have MORE pictures of PRO_GAY MARRIAGE that pictures of the Faithful who went???????????????????
Billy Boy Fran Eaton MUST be Steeler^ because as soon as I posted that Illinois Review Posted MORE pictures of the GAY LOBBY than the ILLINOIS FAITHFUL ....WOW! Minutes Later
Illinois Review posted BLOW BY BLOW pics of Gay Lobby, but few of Illinois Christians.
That crapheel Tom Cross stepped down to focus on his run for Treasurer, eh?