In indivisible Illinois

Thursday June 16, 2022 at 7pm-8:30pm CT

View the Zoom webinar recording to hear how the reversal of Roe v. Wade will impact Illinois. Watch Recording Here

Guest speakers:

  • Personal PAC
  • Planned Parenthood of Illinois
  • Planned Parenthood of St. Louis
  • Midwest Access Coalition
  • Chicago for Abortion Rights
  • Equality Illinois
  • Representative Kelly Cassidy, and
  • Heather Booth

Hosted by Indivisible Illinois, Indivisible Chicago Alliance, Indivisible Evanston, and Democratic Party of Evanston

Speakers discussed how critical upcoming elections are to protect Illinois as a safe haven for abortion. Oren Jacobsen, Political Chair for Personal PAC and Co-Executive Director for Men4Choice spoke about the importance of Illinois elections and especially about the critical Illinois Supreme Court elections in November which will determine the future of the Illinois Supreme Court and abortion in Illinois. Representatives of several abortion service providers including Planned Parenthood of Illinois and Planned Parenthood of St. Louis and SW Missouri and Midwest Access Coalition discussed the scope of their services and how they will be impacted by the reversal of Roe including the disproportionate impact on communities of color and the further restriction on the already dismal access to abortion for economically disadvantaged communities. Linda Loew of Chicago for Abortion Rights talked about the organization and the “day of” rally scheduled for the day the decision is announced. Mony Ruiz-Velasco of Equality Illinois spoke about the intersectionality of abortion justice and LGBTQ+ rights. Etta Worthington of Truth Brigade Illinois provide information on effective messaging on abortion. Representative Kelly Cassidy discussed her efforts to protect abortion rights in Illinois and Heather Booth provided an inspirational call to action.

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