Bradley and Bourbonnais residents…all eyes are on you this week.
Why? Because our representative is planning to vote to deny equal rights to all her constituents.
Kate Cloonen is the IL House member who serves our corner of the state: Bradley, Bourbonnais, Kankakee, Grant Park, Aroma Park, Limestone, Herscher, Peotone, and others.
Get This: Right now Rep. Cloonen, a Democrat, may vote to prevent her gay and lesbian constituents from marrying. I am shocked and saddened that she is leaning this way. Our area deserves better than a vote against fairness and love.
We are one step away from making marriage equality happen in Illinois. That hurdle will take place in the next week or so, and it is literally going to come down to one or two votes. It breaks my heart to think that our own Representative may be the deciding voice that tells gay couples yet again that they are not deserving of the same equality under the law as their friends and neighbors.
PLEASE take one moment to send Rep. Cloonen a Facebook message HERE OR send her an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) OR call her office (815) 939-1983 OR all three. [Don’t forget…mention your address or that of relatives if you live in the area]
Injustice perpetuates when good people do nothing. Please do not stay on the sidelines. Kindly remind Rep. Cloonen that denying marriage rights to gay couples does not help a single person in our town, but it harms many. Urge her to vote for love and equality.
You could share the words of a powerful editorial:
“The question facing those reluctant Illinois lawmakers is not about their own personal beliefs on gay marriage. It is about their personal beliefs on discrimination. Which law-abiding groups do they purposely want to exclude under state law?
Any answer but “none” would be awful.”
Take a moment and send something now. It will take only a second and could change everything. We need you. Please…
(1) Facebook message HERE
(2) Send her an email (email@example.com)
(3) Call her office (815) 939-1983
[Don’t forget…mention your address or that of relatives if you live in the area]