Citizens of Illinois — take action against horse slaughter

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H.R. 961 — the “SAFE Act of 2019”

A big hello to the great citizens of Illinois.

Are you ready to take action and help get us the necessary cosponsors to blast H.R. 961 (The SAFE Act of 2019), out of Committee and onto the House Floor for a vote?

Below are all of the U.S. Representatives from the State of Illinois. If they have already cosponsored they are marked with a big YES.

If they have not cosponsored, you know what to do.

For those new to the process, here’s a link that walks you through it without leaving Tuesday’s Horse. Should take about 10 minutes. Please note that this is a bipartisan issue.


IL 1st district: Bobby Rush (D) (since 1993)

IL 2nd district: Robin Kelly (D) (since 2013)

IL 3rd district: Dan Lipinski (D) (since 2005) — YES!

IL 4th district: Jesús “Chuy” García (D) (since 2019)

IL 5th district: Michael Quigley (D) (since 2009) — YES!

IL 6th district: Sean Casten (D) (since 2019) — YES!

IL 7th district: Danny K. Davis (D) (since 1997)

IL 8th district: Raja Krishnamoorthi (D) (since 2017) — YES!

IL 9th district: Jan Schakowsky (D) (since 1999) – INTRODUCED H.R.961

IL 10th district: Brad Schneider (D) (2013–2015, 2017) — YES!

IL 11th district: Bill Foster (D) (since 2013) — YES!

IL 12th district: Mike Bost (R) (since 2015)

IL 13th district: Rodney L. Davis (R) (since 2013)

IL 14th district: Lauren Underwood (D) (since 2019) — YES!

IL 15th district: John Shimkus (R) (19th 2003–2013, redistricted in 2013)

IL 16th district: Adam Kinzinger (R) (11th 2011–2013, redistricted in 2013)

IL 17th district: Cheri Bustos (D) (since 2013) — YES!

IL 18th district: Darin LaHood (R) (since 2015)

• Source: — H.R. 961 Cosponsors by State in Alphabetical Order.

Magic Number — 290

We need a minimum of 290 cosponsors to take advantage of the Consensus Calendar Rule which we can use to move the Bill onto the House Floor for debate and vote regardless of Committee assignments.

H.R. 961 was introduced by your own Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL-9]. As of this writing, H.R. 961 has 151 cosponsors.

Horse Slaughter & H.R. 961

H.R. 961 is not just eliminating toxic horse meat from the human food chain, as important as that is. It is also very much about eliminating the slaughter of horses on U.S. soil and transporting them outside the U.S. for the purposes of slaughter.

The language is quite specific. Under SEC. 3. PROHIBITIONS it reads:


“(3) the knowing sale or transport of equines or equine parts in interstate or foreign commerce for purposes of human consumption is hereby prohibited.”.

Read full Bill text here »


Share this on Twitter. Popular hashtags are #HR961 #Yes2SAFE #HorseMeat #FoodSafety #NoToxicHorseMeat

Last Updated: 7/8/2019


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