Time for Action - Reproductive Rights
Governor Rauner has vowed to veto HB40 if it passes. This bill provides for abortion rights in Illinois if Roe v. Wade is overturned or modified by the Supreme Court. It also allows women abortion care through Medicaid and the State Employees Health Insurance
Call Gov. Rauner at 312 814-2121 or 217 782-0244 and ask him to support HB40.
Two years without a state budget
Let Governor Rauner know what you think. Call:
Springfield 217 782 0244 or
Chicago: 312 814 2121 or
write an email at Illinois.gov
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LWVGlenview/Glencoe member Margaret Sents traveled to Springfield with People for a Safer Society* to talk to Illinois Senators about SB0050: a bill to make gun silencers legal in Illinois.
Margaret talked with seven Democratic Senators and with Republican Senator William R. Haine, the sponsor of the bill, who cited an opinion piece in the Tribune as evidence that silencers would pose little risk to the public.
In fact, the new ShotSpotter technology used by the Chicago Police Dept. will be useless if silencers are available.
Margaret urges you to call your State Senator and request a NO vote on SB0050.
* People for a Safer Society is a grass roots organization working to reduce gun violence.
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