Make your voice heard!
- Thank Rep. Greg Harris and Sen. Heather Steans — the chief sponsors of the marriage bill for their amazing work. After a concerted, broad-based effort, bi-partisan majorities in the Illinois House and Senate have both passed Senate Bill 10, recognizing the freedom to marry for gay and lesbian couples. The bill now moves to Governor Quinn, who has promised to sign it into law. Take a moment to say “thank you” to the two courageous and tenacious legislators who lead the effort.
- Thank the legislators who sponsored the drone bill. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law Senate Bill 1587, a measure that places appropriate and reasonable guidelines on the use of unmanned surveillance aircraft (drones) by state or local law enforcement agencies in Illinois. The measure – with your help – easily cleared both the Illinois House and Illinois Senate during the Spring session of the legislature. Take a moment and send a thank you to the two main sponsors – Senator Daniel Biss and Representative Ann Williams.
- Stop The Massive Government Spying Program. A leaked court document obtained by The Guardian, and since reported on by numerous news outlets, has exposed that the government is spying on Americans. Using the Patriot Act, the U.S. government has been secretly tracking the calls of every Verizon Business Network Services customer—to whom they spoke, from where, and for how long. Tell President Obama to stop this unconstitutional program.
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