Equality Illinois has been in Springfield at the Illinois State Fair, which runs Aug. 10-20, seeking support from fairgoers against President Trump's proposed ban on transgender people serving in the military.
Fairgoers who stop by the Equality Illinois booth during the state fair will be able to sign a message to their U.S. representative that Equality Illinois will forward to Washington.
The messages to Congress continue a tradition at the Illinois State Fair going back to 2012, when Equality Illinois first opened a booth there and collected signatures on postcards in support of marriage equality that were sent to state legislators.
Additionally, Illinoisans unable to be at the fair can take action online and send a message to their U.S. representative at tinyurl.com/NoTransBan.
See EQIL.org .