Wednesday, September 30, 2015

My Monday Stroll Down Memory Lane

On Monday after work I took the train down to the city to attend an open rehearsal of the Civic Orchestra at Symphony Center. I had some time to kill beforehand so I went to the bust of Sir George Solti on the East side of Michigan avenue. Just standing there the memories swirled in me as I sang at the dedication of this bust in 1987 singing with the Glen Ellyn Childrens Chorus. The whole experience just wandering around the city was just fantastic. The rehearsal was run by the current director of the CSO Riaccardo Multi. I couldn't help but marvel at the whole experience and I was entirely glad that I made the time to attend the rehearsal.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Senator Durbin Respond To My Letter Re: Planned Parenthood

September 11, 2015

Mr. William Rosen
Lombard, IL 60148-1176

Dear Mr. Rosen:

Thank you for contacting me about funding for Planned Parenthood.  I appreciate hearing from you. 
Several law makers have vowed to defund Planned Parenthood in the wake of a video campaign that reportedly portrays the organization's participation in fetal tissue donation programs. 
The effort to bar Planned Parenthood health centers from receiving any federal funds would jeopardize women's access to safe, affordable reproductive health care.  Planned Parenthood clinics offer a broad range of essential health services including contraception and related counseling, breast and cervical cancer screening, pregnancy testing and counseling, and screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections.  
I will work to protect women's access to reproductive health care and family planning services should the Senate consider defunding Planned Parenthood. 
Thanks again for contacting me.  Please feel free to keep in touch.  
Dick Durbin, Senator

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Stop The Madness In Kentucky

STOP the discrimination in Kentucky!
It's time for Kim Davis to do her job. We stand with you.  
The Supreme Court just denied a request to continue discriminating against loving, committed same-sex couples in Rowan County, Kentucky pending an appeal of the county clerk's case. This was already after the historic decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which declared marriage equality as a fundamental right.
Photo credit: Timothy D. Easley/AP

Marriage equality is now the law of the land. We can't let discrimination continue in Kentucky or ANYWHERE.

I am standing with HRC in support the loving committed same-sex couples who simply want the basic right to a marriage license.

William Rosen
Lombard, IL 60148-1176
United States