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The second Defend Marriage Lobby Day of the year is less than two weeks away on Wednesday, October 23rd in Springfield.
Whether you’re able to come or not, we need you to contact your state legislator today. If you are able to join us in Springfield, please let your legislators know that you’re coming and look forward to speaking with them about protecting marriage in Illinois. If you’re unable to come, please send your legislator a message to protect marriage by clicking HERE. Tell them that you wish you could attend and ask them to protect marriage.
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Illinois state lawmakers return to Springfield today for the first day of the lame duck Veto Session.
Among the many pieces of legislation the legislature might take up is HB 30, which would legalize “medical” marijuana.
Take ACTION: Click HERE to email your state representative now and urge him/her to vote “NO” on HB 30.
Facts about HB 30:
- If passed, HB 30 would allow the creation of 59 “medical” marijuana stores throughout the state of Illinois – one for each state senate district.
- If passed, HB 30 would conflict with federal and Illinois zero tolerance drug laws.
- HB 30
Marijuana is one of the most hotly debated drugs of our time. According t an important report by Kevin Sabet, PhD, Policy Consultant and Assistant Professor, University of Florida, we can say with some certainty that marijuana use is significantly linked with addiction, heart and lung complications, mental illness, car crashes, IQ loss and poor school outcomes, poor quality of life outcomes and poor job performance. Please read and print a copy of “Just the Facts: Marijuana and Health.”
The upcoming election is very important. All State Representative and Senate districts will be on the Nov ember …
During the first half of the Illinois Veto Session in Springfield (Nov. 16-18), IFI’s two lobbyists and I spoke to dozens of lawmakers about the ramifications of passing same-sex “civil unions” legislation (SB 1716) in Illinois. Many lawmakers are unaware that section 10 of this bill states that any partner in a civil union shall be legally considered a “spouse” and “family.” It isn’t just conjecture to say that the proponents of this bill are trying to redefine the very meaning of marriage and family.
To make matters worse, too many lawmakers do not realize that if passed, …