Let’s Pass the ERA in the House! It’s Time!

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ACTION NEEDED :

Please contact your Illinois state representative and urge them to co-sponsor and VOTE YES on the Equal Rights Amendment ERA, SJRCA 75.

You can find the link here:

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=75&GAID=12&GA=98&DocTypeID=SJRCA&LegID=82279&SessionID=85

Contact info for your representative is here:

http://www.ilga.gov/house/default.asp

Thanks for your help and keep up the great work!

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It’s Time for Illinois to Pass the ERA

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SJRCA 75, the Equal Rights Amendment, sponsored by Senator Heather Steans, passed out of the
Illinois Senate Executive Committee yesterday with a vote of 11 YES votes, 4 NO votes.
A Senate floor vote may come up in the next couple of days
ACTION NEEDED!
Call your Senator and URGE A YES VOTE on the ERA, SJRCA 75.
Contact info can be found here: http://www.ilga.gov/senate/
Click on your senator’s name for their contact info.
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ERA in Senate Executive Committee

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Urge members of the Illinois Senate Executive Committee
VOTE YES on the ERA
SJRCA 75, sponsored by Senator Heather Steans, is the Equal Rights Amendment. This bill has been assigned to the Senate Executive Committee and is set for hearing this Wednesday, May 21, at 2 PM.
SJRCA 75 provides for the ratification of the proposed equal rights amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
ACTION NEEDED: Please contact members of the Senate Executive Committee and URGE them to VOTE YES on the ERA.
Below is the link with the names of the committee members. You can call ALL of the members since this bill is still in committee. You can click on their name to get contact info. PLEASE CALL TODAY, TUESDAY, or WEDNESDAY MORNING. You can leave a simple message for each Senator, “VOTE YES on the ERA” 
Please forward this info and let’s get those calls and emails going.
Thanks for your help with this!
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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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