CHICAGO—(ENEWSPF)—July 10, 2017. The Handmaids are coming to the Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph Street in downtown Chicago on Thursday, July 13, at 12 p.m. to tell Governor Rauner he must sign HB40. We want to deliver an important statement to him: We are standing up for reproductive rights for Illinois women.
Participants at Thursday’s rally include a coalition of women from the grassroots organization Indivisible, in partnership with Planned Parenthood, Men4Choice, HB40 Task Force, and ACLU.
HB 40, which recently passed the state Senate but which the governor has vowed to veto, aims to protect abortion rights in Illinois if the U.S. Supreme Court should overturn or change the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that made abortion legal. HB 40 also expands abortion coverage for women on Medicaid and will allow for state employees to collectively bargain for abortion coverage in their health care insurance.
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/146016309286908/
If you cannot attend Thursday’s rally, please consider being a virtual Handmaid and raise your voice to send a powerful message to Governor Rauner that we won’t go back. We are calling on communities across Illinois to support and amplify the Handmaids protest. Let’s create a media storm on July 13th directed at his office.
Listed below are calls to action that you can participate in throughout the day:
- Facebook sample posts and images: http://bit.ly/2sVPVui
- Twitter sample tweets and images: http://bit.ly/2sMPgLD
- Phone Scripts: http://bit.ly/2tG6hEd
- Instagram images: http://bit.ly/2tWEorF
- Postcards: http://bit.ly/2t5hzVy
- Please use the hashtags #SignHB40 #Handmaids4HB40
Indivisible Illinois empowers local progressive groups by uniting and amplifying voices through networks, resources, and public platforms in pursuit of equity for all. We encourage the positive recognition of differences, regardless of identity, background, or political party. We promote an environment of tolerance and fairness. We find common ground, honor good intentions, lift each other up, and work together to allow space for dissent while pursuing a shared goal. We channel our immense passion and fierce drive into constructive actions, respecting personal safety and property.
Source: Indivisible Illinois