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Saturday, August 12, 2017 3:41 PM

Monday: Protest Rally Against Illinois' Sanctuary State Bill, Gov. Rauner

 

MEDIA ALERT:

“SPEAK OUT AGAINST SB31 SANCTUARY STATE BILL” RALLY DURING GOV. RAUNER’S APPEARANCE AT WTTW STUDIOS IN CHICAGO

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 14, 2017

6:30 PM
WTTW STUDIOS

5400 N. SAINT LOUIS

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

 

WHAT: Families of loved ones killed or harmed by illegal immigrants and their supporters will rally at WTTW Studios in Chicago on Monday during Gov. Bruce Rauner’s appearance on the PBS show, “Chicago Tonight.”

 

On Friday, Rauner appeared on the Fox News program “Special Report with Bret Baier” refused to support President Trump or denounce SB 31, Illinois’ controversial sanctuary state bill that is sitting on Rauner’s desk to be signed. After the Fox News interview, social media exploded with criticism of Rauner’s stonewalling on the issue– most notably from conservative commentator, Ann Coulter.

 

William J. Kelly, Rauner’s GOP opponent in the 2018 governor’s race, is one of the organizers of Monday’s protest. 

 

"Rauner’s bizarre performance on Fox News is an indictment of the so-called Republican leaders who were paid to support Rauner in 2014," Kelly says. People, who saw the Fox News interview, could smell Rauner's dishonesty.”

 

Kelly says that Rauner told Baier he would be happy to meet with the families harmed by criminal illegal aliens but – so far – has refused any meetings to date. “We’re going to give him the opportunity on Monday to honor his promise and meet with these families and their supporters,” Kelly says.


Participants are being asked to bring signs that veto SB 31 the Trust Act. 

 

WHEN:            Monday, August 14, 2017

           6:30 PM

 

WHERE:          5400 N. St. Louis Avenue

           Chicago, Illinois

 

CONTACT: By email at williamjpkelly@gmail.com


Wednesday, August 2, 2017 2:24 PM

Chicago radio host to Trump: Help me stop Illinois' sanctuary state law

 Chicago, Illinois, August 2, 2017 - Chicago radio host Citizen Kelly is making a personal plea to President Trump: He wants the President's help in stopping a secret bill that will make Illinois a sanctuary state for illegal immigrants. Thanks to anti-Trump Gov. Bruce Rauner, the Illinois sanctuary state bill is on the fast-track to becoming law and it will take someone as powerful as President Trump to stop it. 

"Mr. President, I'm asking you again - help Citizen Kelly. I'm running for Governor of Illinois against a #NeverTrumper. The Republican Governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, will not say your name. He hates you, Mr. President. I believe he's going to challenge you in a Republican primary in 2020. Mr. President I appreciate your words. We need you now in the City of Chicago and the State of illinois. Illinois is on the fast track to becoming a sanctuary state. I'm asking for your help. Help me, help you - before it's too late," Kelly said on his show this week.
 
The Illinois "Trust Act," SB 31 bill, passed the Illinois General Assembly and it could become law in days. Media outlets in Illinois have refused to cover the "Trust Act" legislation and members of immigrant and refugee coalitions have stated publicly that the words "sanctuary state" were purposely kept out of the bill to prevent a public outcry. Illinois politicians, including Gov. Rauner, and Democrat and Republican members of the General Assembly have also been "mum" on the legislation, which passed the Illinois State House on Memorial Day. The legislation is on Gov. Rauner's desk, waiting for signature. 
 
Kelly is challenging anti-Trump Gov. Bruce Rauner in the Republican primary. For info, visit www.williamjkelly.org.  Click here to donate. 


Tuesday, July 25, 2017 11:31 AM

PBS host cuts off Republican William J. Kelly on Illinois' secret sanctuary state bill

 

Watch PBS host Phil Ponce cut off GOP candidate for Governor William J. Kelly (at the 7:20 mark) when Kelly tries to talk about "The Trust Act," Illinois' secret sanctuary state bill.

The bill passed the Illinois General Assembly on Memorial Day and it could become law in days. Media outlets in Illinois have refused to cover the "Trust Act" legislation and members of immigrant and refugee coalitions have stated publicly that the words "sanctuary state" were purposely kept out of the bill to prevent a public outcry. Illinois politicians, including Gov. Rauner, and Democrat and Republican members of the General Assembly, have also been "mum" on the legislation, which passed the Illinois Senate and the Illinois State House on Memorial Day. The legislation is awaiting Gov. Rauner's signature to become law.

Kelly is challenging anti-Trump Gov. Bruce Rauner of Illinois. For info, visit www.williamjkelly.org.


Saturday, July 15, 2017 9:47 PM

Kelly: Rauner has failed us, divided Illinois

William J. Kelly, Republican candidate for Governor, says Bruce Rauner has failed Republicans and all Illinois voters. Worse yet, Kelly says Rauner has divided Illinois. Listen to Kelly's "House Divided" speech and learn the truth about what harm Bruce Rauner has caused to Illinois taxpayers and families. 

 


Wednesday, June 28, 2017 5:16 PM

Kelly says passage of Secret Illinois Sanctuary State Bill a Stab in the Back

The Illinois state house quietly passed the Illinois Trust Act, a sanctuary state bill, 62-49 recently. Not that a single Illinois voter knows about it - other than non-citizen "voters" being organized by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) to lobby for its passage.

Illinois politicians have devised a legislative euphemism, the "Illinois Trust Act," to keep the bill quiet. In fact, ICIRR organizers say they intentionally avoided the word, "sanctuary." Perhaps Springfield pols fear the wrath of downstate voters who supported Donald Trump by 79% margins in blue state Illinois; if voters actually knew what was in the bill, there would be political hell to pay.

William J. Kelly, Republican candidate for Governor, has issued the following statement:

Illinois politicians passed this secret legislation on Memorial Day and it's the ultimate stab in the back to all the soldiers who gave their lives to keep America a sovereign country. Politicians, who want the illegal immigration vote, want to keep the Illinois Trust Act hush-hush. Gov. Rauner, a liberal Republican who is pals with Rahm Emanuel, is afraid to talk about the Trust Act and refuses to discuss it.

Supporters of this bill claim it will make immigrants feel more secure. But who has more of a right to feel secure in their own state? Illegal immigrants or legal citizens?

The Illinois Trust Act isn't intended to help legal citizens feel more secure; it is intended for people who are breaking laws and illegally siphoning welfare and medical benefits from the American citizens who need it most - the poor, the homeless, and the disabled.

This is a sanctuary state bill and Gov. Rauner is afraid of offending illegal immigrants, refugees, and their supporters? Too bad he's not as worried about offending U.S. citizens and Illinois voters - at least the legal ones.


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