I just received this wonderful news from Mark Walsh over at ICPGV:
Just wanted to let you know that the Illinois House adjourned today without calling HB 148 (concealed Carry). As you may recall the bill failed to receive the necessary votes on May 5th and the sponsor put the bill on postponed consideration with the deadline extended to today. Since the bill wasn’t called and the deadline has not been further extended-the bill dies!!!!!
Again great work. I hope everyone reached out to those no votes from the 5th to thank them for their efforts. I reattached the list of those folks voting no-if you haven’t please take a minute to call them and thank them for standing with us!!
The fight is not over and our work isn’t done-we’ll be working on our grassroots efforts in the coming weeks as session winds down and lawmakers are back in their districts. We’ll be sending updates on those efforts shortly. Thanks again for all the work you do on this important issue. Have a wonderful weekend!!!!
Mark J. Walsh
Illinois Campaign to
Prevent Gun Violence
C. Dionte, 4th-grade
Are you an Illinois resident looking for a quick and easy way to work for peace? Stand with Governor Quinn by opposing the proliferation of guns.
H.B. 148, which allows individuals to carry concealed, loaded guns in most public places, is moving through the Illinois General Assembly. This bill may be voted on any day now.
If you have 60 seconds you can contact your legislator through this convenient form: http://capwiz.com/icpgv/issues/alert/?alertid=41016511&PROCESS=Take+Action
The Illinois Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence is also a great place to learn about gun issues and how to advocate for better public policy. At their site you can:
- get up-to-date facts and statistics
- see recent polling data
- learn tactics, tips, and tools for advocacy
- connect with resources for youth
- receive guidelines for contacting your elected officials
- see sample e-mails, phone scripts, and letters to the editor
Imagine if every state had an organization like ICPGV! Two other wonderful regional anti-violence organizations are WAVE in Wisconsin and Citizens for a Safer Minnesota in, you guessed it, Minnesota.
Anybody know of other top notch anti-violence or public policy advocacy organizations?