Sunday, May 01, 2005

NEWS: "No Family Left Behind" Gala a hit

The Northern Illinois PFLAG umbrella organization's gala fundraiser, "No Family Left Behind" held at Kendall College on April 30 was a hit. Oak Park PFLAG joined in the efforts. The fundraiser honored Illinois lawmakers who were instrumental in passing the recent anti-discrimination legislation which makes Illinois the 15th state in the country to boast such a law.

Rick Garcia, political director of Equality Illinois, the group that spearheaded lobbying for the bill, told those attending the gala that key in getting the bill passed was support from PFLAG - members, including those from Oak Park PFLAG, met with lawmakers in Springfield to express their support for the bill.