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Update on Stopping the Anti-Gay Referendum

It's CRUNCH TIME!

We are in the final sprint of Phase I of stopping the proposed anti-gay referendum in Illinois. We have an opportunity to not only beat the bigots, but to do it in a convincing manner. We've checked well over half of the petitions, and it looks like anti-gay forces won't have anywhere near the number of valid signatures they need to get this hate referendum on the ballot.

That said, we still urgently need your help. We can beat this, but only if we continue to get the huge volunteer effort we've had so far. We need to complete checking the 55,000 pages of petitions, and we're only about a week and a half to go before the deadline to do this.

So, if you haven't volunteered yet, please join us -- all it takes is a 5 minute training session and you can get started. If you've volunteered already, thank you, but we still need your help -- please volunteer again.

Here in Illinois we now have a splendid opportunity to deal a body blow to the hopes of far right forces to continue the wave of constitutional amendments aimed at promoting anti-gay hate. After passing anti-gay constitutional amendments in 19 states, a defeat for them here in Illinois could signal that the tide is finally turning the other way, starting a new, PRO-equality trend. The numbers we're getting in the petition checking show that it CAN be done, but only with your help. So please volunteer and be a part of history as we turn back this tide of anti-gay hate!

Email Rufnel@aol.com to find out times and locations you can volunteer at, or call Bob at 773.878.3697.

THANK YOU!!


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