Residents from the area will be among the thousands who will converge on Springfield Tuesday – the opening of the fall veto session–to push for passage of marriage equality in Illinois.
At least three buses from the Oak Park area are expected to travel downstate for the event, where participants will rally, march and lobby in support of the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act.
One of the area buses will be from Oak Park Temple, a Reform congregation, which will send about 40 members, including its rabbi Max Weiss, current and former synagogue presidents and others.
Among them will be Deb Kadin, a free-lance reporter who will blog about the event, not as a journalist but as a congregant and a social justice activist.
She also will try to catch up with others, including former Oak Park village president David Pope who is expected to travel to the event with his family.
Watch www.forestparkreview.com Tuesday for postings on the bus trip and the rally.