How did they vote?
HB 2675 — the “comprehensive” sex education bill now moves to Governor Patrick Quinn’s desk.
This afternoon, the Illinois Senate voted 37 to 21 to pass HB 2675 after a one-hour heated debate. See the official voting record of how your state senator voted by clicking HERE to download it or look at the chart below.
IFI is grateful to the lawmakers who spoke out against this terrible legislation, including State Senators Dale Righter (R-Mattoon), David Luechtefeld (R-Okawville), Kyle McCarter (R-Vandalia), Jim Oberweis (R-North Aurora), Sue Rezin (R-Morris), Mike Connelly (R-Wheaton), Chapin Rose (R-Champaign), and Republican Minority Leader Christine Radongno (R-Lemont). We appreciate that Democratic Senators Gary Forby (Benton) and Bill Haine (Alton) joined all 19 Senate Republicans who voted against this proposal.
HB 2675 is completely unnecessary and an intrusion into local control. Public schools in Illinois already have the ability to teach “comprehensive” sex education if they wish. Local public school administrators do not need a mandate from Springfield telling them they must teach comprehensive sex education when the preponderance of evidence suggests that authentic abstinence education is successful.
Take ACTION: Click HERE to send an email or a fax to Gov. Quinn today to ask him to VETO HB 2675. You can also call the governor’s office at (800) 642-3112.
We need a flood of calls, emails and faxes to the Governor’s office if we hope to stop this bill from being signed into law.
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