Deny entry of Illinois Politicians in 44th Annual Chicago Pride Parade
  • Petitioned Richard Pfeiffer 

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The Organizers of the 44th Annual Chicago Pride Parade
Richard Pfeiffer 
Illinois State House
State Rep. Michael Madigan

Deny entry of Illinois Politicians in 44th Annual Chicago Pride Parade

    1. Curtis Bumgarner
    2. Petition by

      Curtis Bumgarner

      Chicago, IL

105 days have passed in order to gain the amount of votes needed for SB-10 (Illinois' pending same-sex marriage bill) and then at the moment it needed to be called, we suddenly did not have enough votes so it has now been postponed till November. How could they not hear the people cry out for equality? So why should we be subjected to hear them cry out for votes and elections during our time of being proud of who we are and the battles we have overcome? Not to mention the assault of publications handed out by them or their employees during our festivities--IF YOU CAN'T HELP US--WHY SHOULD WE HELP YOU?

Richard Pfeiffer , The Organizers of the 44th Annual Chicago Pride Parade
Illinois State House
State Rep. Michael Madigan, Illinois-022
Deny entry of Illinois Politicians in 44th Annual Chicago Pride Parade

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    1. 14 news reports on petition

      Curtis Bumgarner
      Petition Organizer

      Hello my fellow supporters... I encourage each of you to Google ''ban politicians'' and share each article on your Facebook, email contacts and Twitter... Local Chicago Fox even debated it this morning and the 3 anchor women applauded our efforts for demanding a change!! Let's not give up... It also made Springfield news... Which is very important...not only is this petition for the parade it's also our voice to all politicians across this Land Of Lincoln... I will have petition sent with all signatures and comments to Madigan. I would love to reach the 10,000 mark!!! Let's do it!!!!

    2. Scott Cisek @secisek

      Curtis Bumgarner
      Petition Organizer

      This man basically called 1500 citizens stupid for supporting this cause... He said the people that signed this petition are the same people that call him to get a message to Obama... And call their aldermen about bills in Springfield...

    3. Reached 1,500 signatures
    4. ... AND MORE...

      Curtis Bumgarner
      Petition Organizer I want to make sure that you all know this wasn't possible without your signatures and dedication and the urge to be heard...

    5. Reached 500 signatures
    6. Reached 250 signatures
    7. Standing Up

      Curtis Bumgarner
      Petition Organizer

      There are some people out there that do not agree with this thinking it's discrimination and may harm more than do good. I'm sorry but no fight I know with Equality was done on the sidelines... I WORKED MY ASS OFF as much as the next activist... I know how it works. But just being quiet and letting them get away with this is insane. Sometimes it takes fire to fight a fire...I want us to be heard... Even if they are in the parade it's the fact that we tried and they know how we feel. It's just a little tough love to those representatives that do support us...

    8. Reached 100 signatures

      Curtis Bumgarner
      Petition Organizer

      This has just been started...please share. I just want them all to know how we feel. How and why should we vote for you if you can't vote for us? Besides, do you not talk to your fellow government co-workers??


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