Illinois NOW PAC Endorsements – Primary Election 3/18/14

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State Senate

Don Harmon (D) 39

 

State House of Representatives

Nichole Serbin (D) 37

Maria Antonia “Toni” Berrios (D) 39

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Illinois NOW Mini State Conference

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Sunday, October 6

1:30-5 PM

Joliet Public Library

Main Branch

150 N Ottawa St Joliet, IL 60432

Illinois NOW strives to bring the latest and most relevant feminist issues to attendees. We welcome ALL equality-minded individuals to come and benefit from the work we do and networking opportunities offered at our annual state conference – and this year proves to be no exception! Don’t miss this inspiring and motivational day of thought and activism!

This year’s theme is It’s About Time! Illinois NOW Takes on 2014.

Elections * Lunch * Silent Auction * President’s Award

We invite you to join us as we take on organizing and planning for actions and issues such as the 2013 March on Springfield, the state of the ERA in Illinois, and the 2014 National NOW Conference theme of racism and women of color.

Conference Pre-registration deadline: Friday, September 27th
You can register below via Paypal
OR for a conference registration mail-in form, email illinoisnow@aol.com. If you need hotel info or assistance during the conference
(child care, signer, alternative housing), please call Susan at 217/898-3152.
For all conference questions, contact us at Illinoisnow@aol.com or 217/898-3152.

Only $10 (for lunch) for NOW members/$20 for non NOW members  (includes lunch and NOW membership!)

 







Registration (includes lunch)


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National NOW Conference Coming to Chicago

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NOW Conference
July 5-7

Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

Meet feminists from all over the country!

Workshops – Elections – Speakers – Entertainment

For more info and to register:
www.now.org

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Urge Your IL House Rep. to VOTE YES on SB 10

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Illinois NOW Action Alert – Support Marriage Equality 2/27/13

Please contact your Representative to VOTE YES on SB 10.

Senate Bill 10 (Sen. Heather Steans/Rep. Greg Harris), the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, passed out of the House Executive Committee yesterday and is now on 2nd Reading in the IL House. Please contact your Representative and urge them to Vote YES on SB 10.

Contact the Capitol switchboard at 217/782-2000 and ask to be connected to your Rep’s office. You can then leave your message with their staff person – VOTE YES on SB 10!

Thanks for your help and please spread the word.

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Support Marriage Equality!

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Illinois NOW Action Alert – Support Marriage Equality

Please contact your Senator TODAY to VOTE YES on SB 10.

Senate Bill 10 (Heather Steans), the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, is now on 3rd Reading in the IL Senate and can be called for a vote at any time. Please contact your Senator and urge them to vote YES on SB 10.

You can contact the Capitol switchboard at 217/782-2000 and ask to be connected to your Senator’s office. You can then leave your message with their staff person – VOTE YES on SB 10!

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Register for October 6th Annual Meeting!

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REGISTER HERE for the 2012 Illinois NOW Annual State Conference

Time
Saturday, October 6 · 10:30am - 5:00pm

Location

Lincoln Public Library

326 S. 7th St., Springfield, IL 62701


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Illinois NOW strives to bring the latest and most relevant feminist issues to attendees. We welcome ALL equality-minded individuals to come and benefit from the nationally and locally recognized speakers and networking opportunities offered at our annual state conference – and this year proves to be no exception! Don’t miss this inspiring and motivational day of thought and activism!

This year’s theme is Protecting Our Future: Turning Anger into Action.

Tour of the Lincoln Presidential Library * Lunch * Silent Auction * President’s Award
Join us for a full day of activities and set the action agenda for 2013. Help us in planning next summer’s 2013 National NOW Election Conference in Chicago.
Registration includes lunch and will include vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. For accessibility and travel information, visit: http://www.lincolnlibrary.info/
You can register below via Paypal
OR for a conference registration mail-in form, email illinoisnow@aol.com.
If you need hotel info or assistance during the conference (child care, signer, alternative housing), please call Susan at 217/898-3152For all conference questions, contact us at Illinoisnow@aol.com or 217/898-3152.
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Support Equal Pay!

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For the last two weeks, supporters of equal pay have been making calls to the Senate, and we can’t thank you enough. Well, we still need your calls, and we’re excited to let you know that the toll-free number is still working, so please read on . . .

U.S. women need fair pay now — and two minutes of your time could help them get it!

The Paycheck Fairness Act directly affects working women and families in your state and across the country. Nationally, a typical woman working full time, year round still is paid only 77 cents for every dollar a typical man is paid. PFA is the next step in closing this disparity. Call your senators today at 1-888-876-9527 and ask them to support the Paycheck Fairness Act!

Currently there is no broad prohibition against penalizing or even firing employees just for TALKING about their salaries. By keeping workers in the dark, employers prevent them from ever learning they are experiencing pay discrimination. The Paycheck Fairness Act changes that.

Your senators vote will be crucial in passing this bill that will help to close that wage gap.

STEP 1: Let your senators know that constituents want them to support the Paycheck Fairness Act. Women and families need equal pay in this economy. You can help: Call 1-888-876-9527 today.

Once you call, you will hear directions explaining how to speak with your senators, and then you will be patched through directly to their office.

STEP 2: Double your impact by forwarding this message to friends and family!

Women need fair pay now. Will your senators support equal pay? Every call counts, and the vote is expected next week! Your call is needed today. Please dial 1-888-876-9527.

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CALL TO ACTION: Support HB 5290 The Bullying Prevention Policy TODAY!

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Please support the Bullying Prevention Policy, Illinois HB 5290, today! Current Illinois law requires that school districts have bullying prevention policies, but they fail to provide guidance necessary to ensure that these policies and implementation successfully combat bullying. HB 5290 provides this guidance!
HB 5290 must pass out of the Illinois Senate before the end of the current session at the end of this month. Please take a few minutes to make the following calls (and/or emails). It’s easy: you can leave a message with each Senator’s secretary that can be as simple as ”My name is ______________. I’m calling to ask Senator _______________ to vote yes for HB 5290. The bill, which has overwhelming support in communities across Illinois, clarifies existing law to give schools guidance that will support their bullying prevention efforts.” For more information on the bill, please access the bill fact sheet here.

1. Please ask the following three Illinois Senators for a YES vote on HB 5290 -

2. Please call YOUR respective Illinois Senator and, if not one of the Senators listed below, let them know you are a constituent and that you urge a YES vote for HB 5290: First, go to www.elections.il.gov/ and search for your State Senator by address. Next, go to www.ilga.gov/senate and click on your Senator’s name.
Finally, call your Senator at their Springfield office number.

3. Call/email the following Senators and THANK them for sponsoring HB 5290:

4. Additionally, call/email the following Senators and thank them for voting YES for HB 5290 in the Senate Education Committee:

ICAH thanks you for your efforts in reaching out on behalf of HB 5290!

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2012 Illinois NOW PAC Endorsements

We hope you are registered and ready to vote tomorrow, March 20th!! NOW is ready, and we have our list of 2012 endorsements to help you at the voting polls tomorrow:

Congressional candidates endorsed by national NOW PAC:

Federal Races

Name Office District Election Result
Leslie Coolidge U.S. House 6 race pending
Tammy Duckworth U.S. House 8 race pending
Ilya Sheyman U.S. House 10 race pending
David Gill U.S. House 13 race pending
Cheri Bustos U.S. House 17 race pending

 

Illinois State Senate:

Kevin Allen, 23rd District, DuPage County

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20120131/submitted/301319688/

 

Illinois State Representatives:

Kelly Cassidy, 14th District, Chicago

http://www.housedem.state.il.us/members/cassidyk/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/05/viagra-amendment-ultrasound-mandate-illinois_n_1321800.html

Robert Martwick, 19th District

http://www.robertmartwick.com/

 

Illinois Judges:

James Shapiro

http://judgeshapiro.org/

Celia Gamrath

http://judgegamrath.com/

 

Get out and honor our foremothers by VOTING!!

 

Celebrate Women’s History Month!

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CELEBRATE WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH!
it’s celebratin’ time, friends!
What better way to celebrate Women’s History Month than to spend it with women’s organizations from across Illinois that have made all the difference in women’s lives? Join DuPage NOW and College of DuPage on March 14th to meet and hear from featured speakers on what Women’s History Month has meant to their organization. Plus, learn more about these vital organizations and how they have shaped progress in our communities – and what progress still needs to be made. Don’t miss this powerful and inspiring evening with over 15 history-changing organizations from across our communities.
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Featuring speakers from:
Planned Parenthood of Illinois
ACLU of Illinois
AAUW Illinois
Chicago Abortion Fund
Mujeres Latinas
Illinois Maternal & Child Health Coalition
YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center
Illinois National Organization for Women
PFLAG of DuPage
Project Flipmode
Family Shelter Services
Take Back The Night DuPage
Zonta International
and more!
PLUS: Live musical entertainment provided by Laura Joy Laura Joy is a Chicago-based singer-songwriter who has drawn comparisons ranging from Joni Mitchell to Ani Difranco. laurajoymusic.com
Time
March 14 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location
College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd

Glen Ellyn, Illinois

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Hosted by
DuPage County NOW & College of DuPage Department of Human Services
More Info
*ROOM SRC 2800 at College of DuPage, by the library
There will be a bake sale, t-shirts, books and CDs available for purchase, as well as organization tables for information on all of our presenting organizations!
*This event is FREE to attend
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