PEORIA -- From a news release (see fracking story below):
What: "People First; Don't Frack Illinois" Action on Governor Quinn
When: NOON, Friday, May 24, 2013
Where: Governor's Office, 2nd floor Capitol, Springfield; Contact IPA for carpooling information from B/N, Peoria and Decatur.
Why: Governor Quinn says he will pass the fracking regulations
Big energy corporate money and influence is rushing to frack our neighborhoods. They say it will be safe. They say it's about jobs. But you and I both know it's about profits. We need to have our voices heard directly and we need to do it NOW.
SB1715 passed out of the Executive Committee yesterday by unanimous vote. It will be voted on by the full House tomorrow, where it already has enough support to win. While our side continues to lobby members of the Senate, the oil and gas industry is licking it's chops in anticipation of passage. Governor Quinn has publicly stated that he will sign the bill.
IPA says, "It's not over til the fracked lady sings." It's our resonsibility to tell the truth and have our state elected officials govern as they campaign. We have to make it clear to Governor Quinn that he needs to choose People over corporate profits.
Come and join us! Wear your IPA t-shirt if you have one.
Please RSVP if you can attend and contact us if you need a ride. Please share on Facebook and with others you know.
NOTE: There are grassroots sit-ins beginning tomorrow (Thursday) outside the Governor's office. If you're free, please join us.