Monday, November 15, 2010

An Open Letter to Illinois State Legislators

Dear Illinois Representatives & Senators,

I am one of your constituents in Lisle, Illinois. I am writing to you today to encourage your support of Senate Bill 1716, House Amendment 1, and civil unions. As a long time resident, I love living in Illinois, a state with a rich heritage for doing the right thing. Illinois has set an example for other states time and again throughout its history, as exemplified by the underground railroad, President Lincoln, the sacrifices of tens of thousands of Illinois servicemen and women spanning eight different wars, the part of Chicago activists in achieving labor reform and an end to segregation, and more. Your own service in Springfield exemplifies that your passions for Illinois far exceed my own. Which is why I sincerely believe you'll share my desire that Illinois continue to set an example by legislating support for civil unions. Just as Illinois' largest city became known as "The City of Broad Shoulders" because of its near-Herculean industrial accomplishments, so too can the state of Illinois continue to be known for progressive thinking that includes rather than excludes, unifies versus divides, and proves that together, nothing can stand in our way.


Timothy R. Nunes
Lisle, IL

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