LGBTQ activists in Southern Illinois are planning to flood U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) with postcards over his no vote on the Respect for Marriage Act.
The bill, passed by the U.S. House in July, would codify marriage equality in the U.S. The bill was introduced by Democrats after the overturn of Roe v. Wade made it possible for other precedents, like Obergfell v. Hodges, to be overturned.
Bost, Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville), Darin LaHood (R-Peoria) and Mary Miller (R-Oakland) all voted no on the bill. Every Illinois Democrat voted for the act.
In response, local activist have created bright postcards pre-printed with his address, a few words of support for love, and a place for people to put their signature and ZIP code. They are also sending 1,000 rainbow stickers to “brighten up his office.”
The goal for this project is 1,000 postcards that will be hand delivered to his office in Carbondale next week.
Cards will be at the following events: