Peoria Proud is the recipient of an Equality Illinois Statewide Partnership Fund 2017, 2018 & 2019 Grant. The main purpose of the statewide partnership fund is to engage, educate, and activate LGBTQ stakeholders and allies. Local community-based organizations like Peoria Proud have the knowledge of local issues and the breadth of relationships to be able to identify local needs and generate attendance at events.
 
We trust in Equality Illinois' ability to develop strong advocates, secure meetings with elected officials, and help promote legislation important to the LGBTQ community. To that end, Peoria Proud and Equality Illinois will work together to provide civic engagement training and opportunities for members of our community to meet with elected officials in a town hall and office visits.
 
Peoria Proud and Equality Illinois will co-host an Advocacy Day in Springfield including advocacy training, along with other Statewide Partnership Fund recipients. The emphasis of this fund is on supporting LGBTQ Illinoisans and organizations that are outside of Chicagoland but within Illinois, and its activities are coordinated on a monthly call of all Equality Illinois Statewide Partnership Fund recipients.
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This past May Peoria Proud and our Equality Illinois Statewide Partners met for a daylong advocacy event in Springfield; complete with lobbying training, meetings with legislators, a rally, and a visit to the capitol.  This gathering helped to spark conversation, legislation, and awareness to representatives of our state.  Look for our event next year, where we hope to do it all over again!
 
Wednesday, May 15th Illinois State Capitol (401 S. 2nd Street, Springfield);
and Wyndham Springfield (700 E Adams St., Springfield)
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Commit to Vote
Peoria Proud and Equality Illinois ask you to join us in committing to vote in the 2020 General Election November 3rd, 2020. As Equality Voters Our Voice and our Vote will be counted.
You can learn about registering to vote in Illinois here.

Thanks for being a Voter!

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