Springfield

Drinking Liberally (Springfield)

06/30/2005 - 8:00pm
06/30/2005 - 11:59pm

Address:
Boone's Saloon. 301 W. Edwards. Springfield

Group:
Drinking Liberally

Cost:
free

Description:

Drinking Liberally in Springfield happens every Thursday at 8pm in Boone's Saloon. Contact Will Reynolds, springfieldil@drinkingliberally.org

Drinking Liberally (Springfield)

06/23/2005 - 8:00pm
06/23/2005 - 11:00pm

Address:
Boone's Saloon. 301 W. Edwards

Group:
Drinking Liberally

Cost:
free

Description:

The first ever Drinking Liberally in Springfield Illinois will happen Thursday, June 23 from 8pm onward at Boone's Saloon. Be one of the hip trend setters to attend the first one! After that you can join progressives drinkin in the land of Lincoln every Thursday at 8pm in Boone's Saloon. For more info contact Will, WillinoisDem@hotmail.com

DemNet Day at the State Fair (Springfield)

08/17/2005 - 12:00pm
08/17/2005 - 1:45pm

Address:
Corona Tent, Illinois State Fair Grounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., Springfield

Group:
IllinoisDemNet

Cost:
$20 single/$30 couple/$10 Student (bus from Chicago)

Description:

Save this date: Wednesday, August 17. We're all going to Springfield for DemNet Day at the State Fair! (read more...)

IDN Logo Hold this date! We're all going down to the State Fair in Springfield as a group! We're organizing a Statewide Democratic Meetup with special guests including Alderman Joe Moore (Chicago), Mayor Tim Davlin (Springfield), Attorney General Lisa Madigan and others. Afterwards, we'll hop over to the Official Rally featuring Illinois' top Democratic Leaders. This is going to be an enjoyable, important event! RSVP to Christina Raguso at ziastina@comcast.net

Stem Cell Research Lobbying

Pre-lobby Rally.

Garden Party in honor of Lt. Governor Pat Quinn (Springfield)

06/12/2005 - 2:30pm
06/12/2005 - 4:30pm

Address:
1130 West Williams Boulevard, Springfield

Group:
Lt. Governor Pat Quinn

Cost:
$50+

Description:

Host Committee:
Laborers International--Ed Smith
AFSCME Council 31--Henry Bayer, Executive Director
Coles County Democratic Central Committee--Bob Crowder, Chair
McLean County Democratic Central Committee--John Penn, Chair
Menard County Democratic Central Committee--Sandy Klein, Chair
Pike County Democratic Central Committee--Rick Orr, Chair
Sangamon County Democratic Central Committee--Tim Timoney, Chair
SEIU--Tom Balanoff, President
West Central Illinois Building and Construction Trades Council, Dan
Silverthorne, Executive Director
Shirley McCombs--Democratic Central Committee Woman
Susan Shea--Illinois Democratic Women, President
Con and Liz Crist
Tom and Lori Cullen
Wally Furrow
Dr. David Gill
Tom Schanzle-Haskins
David L. Wentworth

Stem Cell Research Lobbying

I am thankful that Sue Schell knew what she was doing when it came to lobbying in Springfield! There were hundreds of lobbyists - people from JDRF, Les Turner ALS and many other organizations. After lunch and a rally with Dan Hynes, Tom Cross, Jeff Schoenberg and Laurie Zoloff (internationally known Bioethicist and NW professor), they turned us loose on our Representatives.

The House was in session, so we joined the crowds of lobbyists on the rope line outside the House chambers. We had to be pretty aggressive but were successful in talking to many Representatives. I sent a note in to my very own (republican) representative, he came out to speak to me and reaffirmed my disgust. Toeing the party line evidently requires choosing ignorance! My Rep. explained that he would not be voting yes on the bill we were promoting (which ONLY puts stem cell research in Illinois on the ballot for voters to decide!) When I pressed him, he said it was beause he didn't believe in abortion....!!!

Lobbying for Passage of Bill to Create Illinois Stem Cell Research Institute

(Springfield, IL) March 2, 2005, 11:30 pm-- Four busses carrying nearly 400 people joined a Chicagoland coalition to lobby in support of House Bill 3815 in Springfield, Illinois today. The trip sponsored by various groups, such as Hadassah and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, worked in conjunction with Illinois Controller Daniel Hynes’ staff to organize this historic Lobby Day for Stem Cell Research.

Together, our group successfully spoke to many state representatives on both sides of the aisle, asking them to vote “yes” on HB 3815, in order to bring disease-ending research to Illinois!

Springfield Lobby Day for Stem Cell Research

03/02/2005 - 7:00am
03/02/2005 - 5:00pm

Address:
Plumbers Hall, 1350 W. Washington, Chicago

Group:
IllinoisDemNet

Cost:
free

Description:

March 2 Springfield Lobby Day for Stem Cell Research

Nearly 300 people have pledged to participate in this historic day. Together, we will let our legislators know that their constituents want to bring disease-ending research to Illinois!

For those wanting to take the bus down (free of charge, plus lunch) with other CONCERNED ILLINOIS RESIDENTS, here are the 4 Chicago area pickups:

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