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Proud Families Service Day

Pride | May 22, 2017

Join Equality Illinois and Cradles to Crayons on Proud Families Service Day, an opportunity during Pride Month for families of every stripe to show their support for local kids living in need.

Together, youth and adults inspect, sort, and package all new and like-new donations into customized “KidPacks”.

Anyone age six and above can volunteer at the Giving Factory. Activities are appropriate and engaging for individuals and families. You will work at a volunteer station such as Clothing Sort, Outfits, School Supplies, Shoes, Toys, or Shopping. Please register for yourself and your family today.

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Be Visible, Be Powerful – Build LGBTQ Leadership

Benefits Equality Illinois | May 16, 2017

Before joining Equality Illinois, our Mike Ziri served as an out elected official in Springfield, where he learned about the importance of public officials being visible and proud and what that means to advancing equality and inclusion for LGBTQ people. Because when we are visible, we are POWERFUL!

Now there is a bill before the General Assembly that would bring more visibility to LGBTQ Illinoisans in public service and create a pipeline for future out and proud elected and appointed officials. Mike, our chief advocate, is lobbying lawmakers to pass the bill, Senate Bill 1670, this month. Please contribute to help Mike in this advocacy work.

Your donation of $10, $25, $50, or $100 contributes to our lobbying work in Springfield. Or, become a monthly sustaining contributor? Please consider giving today.

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Be visible. Be POWERFUL!

Benefits Equality Illinois | May 4, 2017

Equality Illinois needs your help so LGBTQ Illinoisans can be visible and powerful. With the help of supporters like you, our team has spent much of this year working on issues in Springfield and across the state.

Can you please help support this work by making a one-time donation of $10, $25, $50, or $100? Or, become a monthly sustaining contributor?

Our advocacy work became immensely more challenging when Donald Trump won the presidency. Not only do we face a blatantly anti-LGBTQ administration, but his victory has emboldened forces that oppose fairness and justice for LGBTQ Americans.

We have to make sure Illinois remains a leader for LGBTQ rights and that our office-holders remain responsive to your needs. We must be visible. We must be POWERFUL. Your contribution helps Equality Illinois in this vital work.

Tell your U.S. Rep: Don’t Discriminate

Take Action | May 2, 2017

Take action: Tell your U.S. representative to support LGBTQ Illinoisans. Click the link to send a message.

U.S. Reps. Darin LaHood and Randy Hultgren of Illinois are urging President Trump to sign an executive order that would allow discrimination against LGBTQ people.

The proposed executive order is contrary to our laws and values in Illinois. Our members of Congress should support and spread Illinois values of fairness, justice, and the freedom to live one’s life without discrimination. Send a message to your member of Congress that you oppose this kind of executive order.

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