Illinois, USA: Students Work the Phone Banks for Marriage Equality

Written by scott on March 1st, 2013
Student Tessa Weil

Photo credit: Tiffany Tan, Chicago Maroon

Heartening news out of Illinois – a group of student organizations has put together a student phone bank to make calls supporting the state’s marriage equality bill. The Chicago Maroon reports:

The marriage equality bill passed the Illinois Senate on February 14 and the House Executive Committee on Tuesday, but it faces opposition in the House. As a result, Illinois Unites for Marriage mobilized phone banks reaching out to constituents. “We call constituents in various target districts where the representatives are either against the bill currently or are wavering…so we commit the constituents to call their congressman or congresswoman,” Cason said. Second-year Anastasia Golovashkina, who spearheaded the initial organizational efforts, said that between 40 and 50 students have participated in at least one of the phone banks.

It’s great to see these students taking action on their belief in marriage equality.

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