Come See What the Candidates for Governor of Illinois Think About Environmental Issues
The University of Illinois, Chicago with Sierra Club Illinois is hosting a forum for candidates for Illinois Governor to tell us about plans for climate change, preservation of Illinois water supply and nature preserves. See the information from the UIC events website below:
Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on the Environment
October 14, 2017
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Join us as we hear from candidates for Illinois Governor about our environmental challenges. What are their plans to act on climate change? Conserve Illinois’ wild places? Protect our water supply? As Trump tries to take America backward, will Illinois step up to lead on the environment? Register at https://sierra.secure.force.com/events/details?formcampaignid=7010Z000001uuOtQAI Paid for by Sierra Club Illinois PAC. A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the Boards official website or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, IL.
IL has passed the Future Energy Jobs Act, guaranteeing a portion of your electric bill to be dedicated to clean energy–solar funds–for low-income communities and job training.
Now the General Assembly plans to take $millions from this Act and use it instead to pay for State government. With the presidential administration attacking our most crucial clean air, water, and climate protections, leadership in the states is more important than ever.
Use this easy tool (click on the Red Telephone) from Environmental Defense Fund to call your State Representative today!
You will be called back immediately, connected with your Rep, and the talking points will be visible.
Script: I am deeply concerned about ICE’s increasing aggression in our communities throughout the state. In Virginia, for example, ICE is stopping legal citizens to ask for proof of citizenship because of how they look. This creates a hostile environment for citizens and immigrants–and makes us all less safe. I am calling to request that Gov. Rauner contact Homeland Security Sec. Kelly and express his/her desire to “insure domestic tranquility.”