Rally postponed -- pls read!The January 12/13 rally has been temporarily postponed to sometime in early February. We will announce the exact date next week. The new date should hold. We regret having to change the date. We understand that a lot of you already had your travel plans set, but sometimes the legislative agenda takes on a life of its own, and now we must be flexible and respond to the circumstances dealt to us.
There was great progress made on our bill. We have an amazing group of sponsors, many of whom are working very hard on our bill, but we simply ran out of time with the impeachment proceedings and some procedural details for the bill. This means we will be reintroducing it in the next session, beginning when the newly elected state legislature is sworn in on January 14, 2009. Hopefully we will have the same bill number.
The good news is that we now have more time to talk with our state representatives. A few state representatives will not be returning, so find out if you have a new representative or not, and contact whoever will be your state representative in the new General Assembly.
The number one most important thing that must take place over the next few weeks -- KEEP TALKING WITH YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE!!! (and your family and friends). You should also touch base with your state senator to let them know they will be seeing the issue again, and you are still counting on their support, but please concentrate first on your state representative.
You can check gotmidwife.blogspot.com for updates, and try as I might, I cannot aways update each and every forum, so if you see something new that hasn't been posted here, please pass it along!
Thank you for your understanding and dedication to this important issue!!!
Coalition for Illinois Midwifery