Horse Lovers in Illinois
All Other Horse Lovers in the U.S.
We're down to the wire on the Illinois bill that seeks to ban horse slaughter. The vote in the State House on S.B. 1921 may be held this Wednesday (March 24, 2004) or soon thereafter.
This is your last chance to make a difference in saving the lives of 100 horses a day destined for slaughter. If S.B. 1921 is voted into law by the Illinois legislature, horse slaughter will be illegal in that state.
The state representatives below are the best ones to call or email at this time. Make the ones in BOLD letters your top priority. If you want to know which representatives are "no" or "undecided" and which ones are a "soft yes" or could become co-sponsors of the bill, write to me and ask. Since you do not know how each individual legislator stands on this subject, please make sure your commucation to them doesn't sound like you are assuming they are for or against the bill. Please be polite and kind, otherwise we risk turning them against this cause!
If S.B. 1921 fails, the rebuilt slaughter plant in DeKalb, IL, will remain a legitimate business. As you know, it's due to open its doors any day now. SO PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO ALL YOUR ANIMAL-LOVING FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS (ESPECIALLY IN ILLINOIS).
EMAILING: If you can't make calls, please email as many of the legislators as possible.You can email in groups (though legislators with AOL accounts should be emailed separately, with no more than 9 AOL addresses to a group).
CALLING MONDAY 3/22: If you have time to call during business hours Monday, call the district office (#s in red). That is the preferred calling day.
CALLING TUESDAY 3/23 OR WED A.M. 3/24: If you have time to call during business hours Tuesday or the morning of Wednesday, the legislators will be in the State Capitol offices in Springfield (#s in purple).
CALLING WED AFT. +: If you want to call Wednesday afternoon or Thursday or Friday but you do not know whether the vote was taken Wed 3/24, email me or call one of the numbers below and ask first.
Note: Be sure to say or write your full name and full address. If you don't, your call or email will be disregarded.
Example: "I would like you to vote YES on S.B. 1921. Here is why (fill in your words). My name is Joe Jones. I live at 233 Pine Rock St., Naperville, Illinois. My phone number is 222-333-4444."
PARTY DISTRICT REP'S NAME E-MAIL 3/22 CALLS 3/23+ CALLS
REPUB 105-Onarge Rep. Shane Cultra no e-mail 815-268-4090 217-558-1039
REPUB 73-Peoria Rep. David Leitch no e-mail 309-685-3900 217-782-8108
REPUB 50-Sugar Grove Rep. Patricia Lindner firstname.lastname@example.org 630-466-9791 217-782-1486
REPUB 48-Bolingbrook Rep. James Meyer email@example.com 630-759-3465 217-782-8087
REPUB 77-River Grove Rep. Skip Saviano firstname.lastname@example.org 708-453-7547 217-782-3374
DEM 91-Canton Rep. Michael Smith email@example.com 309-647-7479 217-782-8152
REPUB 106-Morton Rep. Keith Sommer firstname.lastname@example.org 309-263-9242 217-782-0221
Depending on the outcome of the Illinois House of Representatives' vote, we may ask you to call Illinois State Senators next, if you would be so kind.
Thank you for taking your valuable time to save our valuable horses.