Wednesday, March 7, 2012
| IGOLD special guest: |
Dr. Suzanna Hupp
Dr Hupp is a former Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives and a recognized public advocate for the Second Amendment and an individual’s right to carry a concealed weapon.
All Illinois gun owners are invited to join in Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day (IGOLD) in Springfield in 2012. This is an annual event where everyone goes to lobby` their representatives in the Illinois House and Senate. The ISRA is partnering with local and internet organizations in Illinois to increase attendance and make a bigger & better impression in Springfield. The other participating organizations are IllinoisCarry.com, Guns Save Life, Sangamon County Rifle Association, and the McHenry County Right To Carry Association. Get your local organization involved as well!
|When & |
|Begins Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 11:30am |
10:45:00 am - Prairie Capital Convention Center - Doors open - View Map
Located at the corner of 8th St & Adams.
12:00 pm - Prairie Capital Convention Center - Legislative Briefing
1:00 pm - Head out to lobby Senators and Representatives at the State Capitol.
respectfully make our presence known in
committee hearings that are in session
4:00 pm - Return to Prairie Capital Convention Center for wrap-up session
5:00 pm - Bus riders board for home
|Parking:|| Several parking garages are located near the Convention Center. |
Metered on-street parking is available in the area.
The meters accept quarters for up to a 9 hour period.
More parking locations and a printable map available soon.
| Better Travel: |
|Forget the hassle of parking near the Capitol! IGOLD will have buses going to Springfield from strategic locations throughout Illinois. Ride the bus, ride with your friends. This year there are additional buses in the Chicago area. |
These gun rights organizations and retailers are sponsoring the buses to offset your cost:
IllinoisCarry.com has made flyers for each bus route and they are listed with the bus info. Print and post in your local club, shop, range!
Need more info now, or want to sponsor a bus? Contact the ISRA Office! On-line sign up will be available for most buses.
|Take the Train!||Amtrak has trains to and from Springfield and selected cities in Illinois along a line from Chicago to St. Louis. More info here.|
|Apparel:||Wear whatever you'd feel comfortable in while you are meeting your representatives, and don't forget you'll also be representing the rest of your fellow Illinois gun owners. Business casual is suggested, dress up if you want. We suggest that you don't wear any camo.|
|Security:||There are metal detectors in the Capitol Building that you will have to pass through on your way in, so please think ahead for this: no knives, novelty ammo keyfobs, etc. Bring proper identification.|
|Who:||You, of course! ...and bring a friend. Even Better: bring two friends!|