Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day, the annual event sponsored by the Illinois State Rifle Association, will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2011. I firmly intend to be there this year, and encourage everyone else to attend as well. IGOLD 2011 details can be seen below:
All Illinois gun owners are invited to join in Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day (IGOLD) in Springfield in 2011. 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 Illinois Carry and Champaign County Rifle Assoc. Get your local organization involved as well!
We will meet at the Prairie Capitol Convention Center – Doors open at 10:45 with the program set to begin at 11:30 am. We will have a legislative briefing, then we will all march to the Capitol Building to locate and talk with our representatives.
Please join us for Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day, you won’t regret going.
Begins Thursday, March 10, 2011, 11:30am
10:45:00 am – Prairie Capitol Convention Center – Doors open – View Map
Located at the corner of 8th St & Adams.
12:00 pm – Prairie Capitol 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 Capitol Convention Center for wrap-up session
5:00 pm – Bus riders board for home
6:00 to 8:00 pm – Reception with Legislators, State House Inn, 101 E. Adams St.
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.
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:
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!