Turning Back the Onslaught of the Left
 
Turning Back the Onslaught of the Left
Written By David E. Smith   |   06.02.12
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After a very busy General Assembly Session where, by God’s grace, we were able to defeat an onerous bullying bill and hold off legislative proposals to mandate “comprehensive” sex education in our schools, legalize “medical” marijuana, and a half dozen other bills that failed to advance, we are as eager for sun and warm weather as anyone else.

But we have no time to take a breath.  With the help of our friends at the Alliance Defense Fund, we are gearing up for a legal fight on the most recent assault on the institution of marriage in Illinois; launching voter registration drives; and putting the final touches on our ever popular Voter Guide for the November 6th General Election.

But we’re also bracing for the slowdown in donations that summer invariably brings. This summer needs to be a time of positioning to counter the continued onslaught of anti-family forces.

Our ministry is a twelve-month effort, but reduced summer income can force us to curtail or postpone important projects. Without continued support from loyal friends like you, we will not be able to move full speed ahead. This affects our work through summer and beyond, up to and including the critical fall election – which is followed by another dangerous Lame Duck Veto Session.

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Those who oppose life, marriage, and religious liberty are gearing up their efforts with seemingly limitless resources for the 2012 General Elections and Veto Session. For example, 5 lobbyists were recently hired at $100,000 each to pass the “medical” marijuana bill. They are relentless in their zeal to turn America and Illinois into a secular, godless state. Losing momentum now means handing them victories we could have won!

That’s why I’m writing to you. We need your help to get through the summer. It is a critical time for us. Will you continue your loyal support of our work and ministry with a generous contribution? It means a lot to us.

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The summer slow-down doesn’t result from anything we have or haven’t done. All non-profits experience it. Many kind and generous supporters forget to make their planned contributions in the summer. It’s not intentional. It’s simply that summer schedules keep many people busier than usual. But it really impacts IFI’s ability to do the necessary work we must do to be effective in Illinois.

Your response and continued support is critical to our success on behalf of Illinois families – especially during this difficult time of year. That’s why I hope you’ll prayerfully consider supporting us now and over the next three months.

Sincerely,    

 

David E. Smith
Executive Director

P.S. If you would rather write a check, please make it payable to Illinois Family Action or Illinois Family Institute, and mail it to us at: P.O. Box 88848 Carol Stream, Illinois  60188. We also accept credit card donations by phone at (708) 781-9328.

David  E. Smith
Dave Smith is the executive director of Illinois Family Institute (501c3) and Illinois Family Action (501c4). David has 30 years of experience in public policy and grass-roots activism that includes...
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