IllinoisCarry Spokesperson, Valinda Rowe Named Second Amendment Grassroots Activist of the Year
Illinois –-(Ammoland.com)- Hundreds of hard-core civil rights activists gathered in Chicago for the Gun Rights Policy Conference hosted by the Second Amendment Foundation and the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
Attendees spent two days listening to grassroots activists and organizers, authors, scholars, lawyers, politicians and others speak about the state of “gun rights” in these United States.
The authors talked about books, the lawyers talked about cases before the courts, and the activists, including Illinois Carry’s own Spokesperson Valinda Rowe, spoke about activism . . . but first, Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and the Second Amendment Foundation had something to say about her: Valinda has been selected as the Second Amendment Grassroots Activist of the Year!
The choice is an apt one; without Valinda Rowe and her steadfast husband, Mike, Illinois Carry would likely be unrecognizable.
Gottlieb cited accomplishments like Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day (IGOLD), Right to Carry town hall meetings in Chicago and across Illinois, and the key role Valinda has played in recruiting plaintiffs who’ve made history in courtrooms from Springfield to Chicago to Washington, D.C.
Congratulations, Valinda Rowe, from all of us at Illinois Carry!
The IllinoisCarry forum was started in April 2004. The idea was that Illinois needed a central location to communicate ideas and information regarding 2nd Amendment issues in Illinois. There are many organizations in Illinois working to protect our 2nd Amendment Rights. Working with these groups IllinoisCarry has become the central location for information and Action Alerts. IllinoisCarry will not endorse political candidates. We simply provide information so voters can make informed decisions. Our goal is to join the other 48 states that allow their citizens to carry concealed firearms. We encourage you to register on our forum and join the fight for your 2nd Amendment Rights in Illinois. Visit www.IllinoisCarry.com