Gov. Rauner: Please sign SB189!
Earlier this year, the Illinois House and Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 189, which removes the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse. This vital legislation has been sitting on Gov. Rauner’s desk for weeks, but he has not yet signed it into law.
Victims and survivors of abuse deserve unanimous public support. Gov. Rauner should stand with us by proudly signing this bill so that victims of abuse in Illinois will never run out of time to seek justice, and our community will be protected from known perpetrators.
Contact Gov. Rauner now to encourage him to sign SB189!
Option 1: Call Gov. Rauner’s Office
Have the biggest impact by calling Gov. Rauner’s office and speaking with a member of his staff at his Springfield office: (217) 782-0244. Here’s a script to get you started:
Hi, this is [YOUR NAME] from [YOUR HOMETOWN], zip code [YOUR ZIP CODE]. I’m calling to ask that Gov. Rauner stand with victims and survivors of child sexual abuse by signing SB189 into law before the August 15 deadline. Signing this legislation into law to remove the statute of limitations will help ensure that victims of abuse are heard and helped, no matter when they gather the strength to come forward. There are more than 1 million victims and survivors of child sexual abuse living in Illinois. Gov. Rauner should show his support for these resilient children, youth and adults by signing SB189 today. Thank you.
Option 2: Complete Gov. Rauner’s Contact Form
Complete the Contact form on Gov. Rauner’s website to make your voice heard. Complete the fields with your contact information, and copy this sample message into the Comments field:
Comment: Governor Rauner, I’m writing to ask that you sign SB189 into law. By signing this legislation to remove the statute of limitations for sex crimes against children, you will publicly demonstrate your and our state’s commitment to supporting survivors of child sexual abuse and their right to seek justice. As our governor, you have a duty and a responsibility to protect Illinoisans. Removing the statute of limitations helps ensure that victims of abuse may be heard and helped, no matter when they gather the strength to come forward. SB189 was passed by both the Senate and House unanimously, and I strongly encourage you to sign this bill into law. There are more than 1 million victims and survivors of child sexual abuse living in Illinois. Show your support for these resilient children, youth and adults by signing SB189 today. Thank you.
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