Monday, November 28, 2005

I found out about this last weekend.  An organization known as Protect Marriage Illinois is conducting an advisory referendum petition drive to place a Constitutional change on the ballot in Illinois.  The petition drive asks this question.  “Shall the Illinois General Assembly submit an amendment to Article IX of the Illinois State Constitution to the voters of the State of Illinois at large at the next General Election stating as follows:

‘To secure and preserve the benefits of marriage for our society and for future generations of children, a marriage between a man and a woman is the only legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State’?”

I can’t put this petition on the blog because of the legal requirements for such a petition.  You, however, can download the petition at   It is two pages.  The first page is the actual petition page.  The second page is a Do’s and Don’ts page.  Download both pages.  The petition by law has certain legal requirements that must be met.  Follow the directions.  If you can gather more signatures than your own, that would be great.  The petition must be signed in your presence and it must be notarized with you signing as the petition gatherer.    But, you can sign it yourself and then have it notarized with you as the petition gatherer and all it needs it your signature and information as a petition signer.  

I urge you to get involved to protect the institution of marriage!  The final deadline is April 20, 2006.  However, having done petition drives before in Arizona, the earlier you can collect signatures or just do your own and send them in, the better.  The organization will have a better idea of the progress they are making to reach the required number of signatures.




Blogger Brother Roy said...

Hi Christian Gunslinger I’ve been looking for News related blogs and I came across yours on Protect Marriage Illinois during my trawl, so I thought it would be polite to let you know about my visit. I have just recently started a daily news feed on my own site and you are most welcome to come and visit me at News. I would also be happy to trade links with you if you are interested. Bye for now and have a nice day! Roy

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