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6/30/17 – Protect religious freedom in the workplace – call Gov. Rauner today!

Religious Garb Bill

CIOGC is glad to announce that the Religious Garb Bill (SB1697) has passed in both the Senate and the House and is now with Governor Bruce Rauner to either sign into law or veto.

The Religious Garb Bill (SB1697) protects an employee’s right to wear any articles of religious clothing, or facial hair, in accordance with his or her religious beliefs. Before the bill can be officially passed into law, we need you to call Governor Rauner’s office to express your support of SB1697.

TAKE ACTION! Call Governor Rauner’s office at (217) 782-0244 and kindly request for him to sign SB1697 into law!

Please refer to this call script:

“Hello, my name is ______________. I am an Illinois resident and attend ______________ (Mosque). I am calling to ask that Governor Rauner support SB1697 (the Religious Garb Bill) to protect equal employment opportunities for all, regardless of religion and religious attire. Thank you.” Thank you.”