past events : Springfield Day
“Remember, it is forbidden to live in a town which has no garden or greenery.” ~Kiddushin 4:12 (Jewish engagement laws)
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 / 10:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
The Stratton Building, 4th floor
401 S. Spring St.
Join Faith in Place and other environmental groups for our second annual trip to Springfield. As citizen advocates, you can meet face-to-face with your state representatives and senators to encourage them to protect the environment of our state.
We’ll feed you, train you, and get you up-to-speed on legislation before we send you off to meet with Senators and Representatives. We’ll all debrief together at Abraham Lincoln’s church, an inspiring place to be.
Getting there from Chicago? Hop on the Amtrak train at Chicago’s Union Station at 7 a.m. At the end of the day, get onboard in Springfield at 4:57 p.m. (arriving in Chicago at 8:48). This will give you time to visit the Lincoln Museum and other historic sites. A roundtrip ticket to Springfield costs $36.
Able to come the night before? The Illinois Environmental Council is hosting a legislative reception at the State House Inn for advocates and legislators, 6:00 -8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1st. We have a block of rooms reserved at the Mansion View Hotel for $84 including continental breakfast. Reserve one by Sunday, March 23 by calling 217-544-7411 and use the code “IEC”.
For more information, please contact Sara: