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One Springfield Action Items

VOTE NO TO STOP THE REPEAL!!

VOLUNTEER TO STOP THE REPEAL!!

DONATE $$$ TO STOP THE REPEAL!!!

A REMINDER: Wed., March 11 is the last day to register to vote to stop the Repeal.

What can you do?

  • Send a check to One Springfield, PO Box 9152, Springfield, 65801.
  • Volunteer with fellow UU’s from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in the First U.U. library to make phone calls in support of the Springfield anti-discrimination ordinance. One Springfield will be providing equipment and training. Please contact Don Underwood, donunderwood1950@gmail.com; 417-425-8921.
  • Offer to drive friends and neighbors to the polls.
  • Go to org or Email info@OneSpringfield.org or facebook.com/OneSpringfield or #OneSGF
  • Call 417-812-5777

Last fall, Springfield City Council passed (by a 6-3 vote) a change to the city’s added sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of categories of persons protected from discrimination in employment, public accommodations and housing.

Immediately, a group called Springfield Citizens United sprang up, led by Calvin Morrow, a resident of Hartville in Wright County and Dr. John Lilly, a resident of Willard who serves as the group’s treasurer. This group obtained enough signatures to put a proposal on the April ballot that would repeal Council’s action. Key Catholic and Assembly of God authorities have supported the repeal.

Just as quickly a group in support of Council’s action, One Springfield quickly counter-organized in which members of the LGBT community played an important role.

The leaders of One Springfield built a strong organization reaching out to a number of vote-rich groups like the MSU student body and other 30-and-under groups as well.  You will receive more information during the service on March 8 where those of the congregation willing to help get out the vote on April 7 will receive information on how best to organize.

–Ed Janosik

Ballot Language Here is a link to a News-Leader story on the ballot and its confusing language. The bottom line: Vote “NO.”http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/politics/2015/02/12/sogi-issue-highlights-april-ballot-greene-county/23292607/

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