RED Alert 9/17


Currently, the Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act prohibits concealed firearms in 23 locations, including schools, child care facilities, and court rooms. Places of worship are not included in those 23 locations. Illinois State Senator Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield) introduced a plan (Senate Bill 2231) to prohibit concealed firearms in churches, synagogues, temples, mosques, and other places of worship. 

To show your support for the bill, you can call your state senator and voice your support for SB 2231. To find your Illinois representatives:


There will be a free screening of Equal Means Equal, a film about that status of women in America. This films discusses the Equal Rights Amendment and makes the case for the need for ratification. There will be a pre-film panel that addresses the risks to women's rights without the ERA and the potential impact of ratification. State Senator Daniel Biss will moderate and Illinois State Representative Ann Williams will provide an update on the status of Illinois approval of ERA ratification.

This event will take place at the Chicago Bar Association (321 S. Plymouth Ct.) on September 26th from 4-7pm. RSVP:


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