One would think that our female lawmakers would be advocates for other females. It’s simply common sense. Unfortunately, common sense is a rare commodity in the halls of the State Capitol these days.
State Representative Katie Stuart (D-Collinsville) and State Senator Celina Villanueva (D-Chicago) are the chief sponsors of HB 1286, which legalizes all-gender multiple-occupancy public bathrooms. It has already passed in the Illinois House by a partisan vote of 60 to 40 with 1 voting Present.
It must be their intention to make Illinois as “progressive” as California. They obviously understand that to legalize all-gender multiple-occupancy public bathrooms would place vulnerable women and girls at risk of sexual assault and voyeurism. What in the world are Stuart, Villanueva and the other 59 who voted to support it in the Illinois House thinking? There’s no question that lawmakers who voted in favor of HB 1286 have labeled themselves as anti-woman. It would be wise for state senators to consider that.
Allowing men and women to share multiple-occupancy bathrooms has always been illegal and should remain so. These private single-gender spaces should be kept safe so that all persons can take care of personal hygiene matters without fearing for their physical safety. Putting all female citizens at risk of sexual assault or worse is a foolish undertaking. Click HERE to read about assaults that have already been taking place in bathrooms as a result of such “progressive” laws.
TAKE ACTION: CLICK HERE to file a witness slip in opposition to HB 1286. Then click HERE to email your state senator urging him/her to oppose HB 1286 should it pass out of committee. HB 1286 will be heard in the Senate Executive Committee on Wednesday, April 26th at 1:30 PM.
-Fill out your name, address, email and phone number. Leave everything else blank unless it requires the blank to be filled, then try self, citizen, or voter.-Highlight “Opponent” and “Record of Appearance Only.”
-Check Terms of Agreement and click Create Slip.
PLEASE TAKE ACTION ON THESE OTHER BILLS
SB 1909 aims to shut down pregnancy care centers. It allows the Attorney General to investigate and take action in response to any complaint against a pregnancy care center for alleged “deception, fraud, false pretense, false promise, or misrepresentation, or the concealment, suppression, or omission of any material fact, with the intent that others rely upon the concealment, suppression or omission of such material fact: to interfere with an individual seeking to gain entry or access to a provider of abortion or emergency contraception…” SB 1909 has already passed in the State Senate by a vote of 36 to 19.
Click HERE to file a witness slip in opposition to SB 1909. The bill is scheduled to be heard in the House Healthcare Availability and Accessibility Committee on Tuesday, April 25th at 1:30 p.m.
HB 2039 will allow your personal health records to be given to local health departments “for the purposes of preventing or controlling disease, injury, or disability” and “provides the Department of Public Health, the Department of Human Services, and the Department of Healthcare and Family Services may adopt any rules necessary to implement the Act.” Think lockdowns, vaccine intimidation, and masks. HB 2039 has already passed in the House by a vote of 81 to 27!
Click HERE to file a witness slip in opposition to HB 2039. This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Public Health Committee on Tuesday, April 25th at 1:30 p.m.
SB 1344 mandates that insurance companies cover abortion drugs and hormonal therapy for transgenderism. If this becomes law, your premiums will be helping to provide these immoral drug therapies for others. SB 1344 has already passed in the Senate by a vote of 36 to 19.
Click HERE to file a witness slip in opposition to SB 1344. The bill is scheduled to be heard in the House Prescription Drug Affordability and Accessibility Committee at on Wednesday, April 26th at 4 p.m.
HB 1596 deletes masculine and feminine pronouns in numerous state laws and replaces them with genderless terms, furthering “progressives'” intention to eliminate the differences between the 2 genders. This bill has passed in the House by a vote of 72 to 37.
Click HERE to file a witness slip in opposition to HB 1596. The bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Human Rights Committee on Thursday, April 27th at 9:30 a.m.
THANK YOU FOR TAKING ACTION ON THESE BILLS!