She Persisted. We Resisted.
Call the Governor's office NOW & urge him to protect abortion access in Illinois for ALL women by signing HB 40 into law
After women’s rights activists came to rally, march, and lobby at the Illinois State Capitol on Tuesday, SJRCA 4, the Equal Rights Amendment, passed out of the Senate Executive Committee.
It’s time to take action! Please call your state senator and representative and urge them to VOTE YES on SJRCA 4, the ERA. You can call them at 217-782-2000 or find more contact info HERE. Call, email, and tag your legislators on social media.
The ERA needs only two more states for ratification. It’s time to give women in the US the right of constitutional equality. It’s long overdue!
For a women’s agenda and a responsible budget for all
Rally – March – Lobby
Tuesday, April 25 – Noon
Illinois State Capitol – front steps in front of Lincoln Statue
For more info: IWM Website
IL NOW Action Alert – Block Neil Gorsuch’s Nomination for Supreme Court Justice!March 20, 2017
Good afternoon and Happy Spring!
Call Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth today and URGE THEM TO BLOCK Neil Gorsuch for SCOTUS!
Neil Gorsuch has a long history of hostility towards the claims of workers, consumers, children, immigrants, LGBTQIA people, incarcerated people, people with disabilities. He has shown a track record of siding with billionaires and big corporations.
He is not a supporter of women’s rights, will not protect their access to birth control, nor their constitutional right to abortion through Roe v. Wade.
We need 41 Senators to block Gorsuch.
URGE Durbn and Duckworth to filibuster this nomination
Senator Dick Durbin: 202-224-2152
Senator Tammy Duckworth: 202-224-2854
SAVE THE DATES: Illinois National Organization for Women is a co-sponsor of both these events and we STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO ATTEND BOTH OF THESE ACTIONS – more details to follow tomorrow..
April 5 – IL Women Moving Forward Advocacy Day: Come Lobby your state senator and representative in person here in Springfield for specific, positive legislation for women and girls in Illinois. YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER 10:30 AM
April 25 – IL Women March on Springfield: a broad coalition of progressive groups will rally, march and lobby for a progressive, intersectional agenda for Illinois.
Future NOW meetings:
April 29 – Springfield NOW chapter meeting – Lincoln Library – 11 AM to 12 Noon.
May 6 – Illinois NOW State Council Meeting (meeting of NOW members across the state) via conference call 10:30 AM
June 30 – July 2: National NOW Conference – Orlando, FL www.now.org
Find IL NOW on Facebook: Illinois National Organization for Women
Action Alert: Trump is recommending budget cuts to the Violence Against Women Act VAWA.
Please contact your Members of Congress:
Your message: Protect VAWA and oppose ANY attempts to eliminate VAWA grant programs!
Gender-based violence is not a partisan issue. Many Republicans have supported VAWA over the years.
Since VAWA’s passage in 1994, gender-based violence has decreased by almost two-thirds! VAWA grants are vital to the health and wellbeing of victims and survivors of domestic violence & sexual assault.
**Please continue to tell Senators Durbin & Duckworth to OPPOSE Senator Jeff Sessions’ confirmation as Attorney General. His legislative and prosecutorial history disqualify him from the position of the nation’s top law enforcement officer and victim advocate! PLUS HE OPPOSED VAWA REAUTHORIZATION IN 2013.**
CALL your members of Congress (1 Congressperson and 2 U.S. Senators and tell them NO repeal of Obamacare and NO defunding of Planned Parenthood!! U.S. Capitol Switchboard #202-224-3121 You can leave a short message with the staff who answers the phone.
Save this info:
ll your Member of Congress:
US Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121
To locate your Member on-line:
U.S. House of Representatives: www.house.gov
U.S. Senate: www.senate.gov
White House: http://www.whitehouse.gov/
Library of Congress: http://thomas.loc.gov Comprehensive information about Congress, including legislation, committees, and Member information. Also provides links to other judicial and administrative branches as well as state and local governments.
To write your Senator:
The Honorable _________________
United States Senate
Washington DC 20510
To write your Representative:
The Honorable _________________
United States House of Representatives
Washington DC 20515
To find out who your Representative is, enter your zip code in the search function at: http://www.house.gov/writerep/
To contact the President:
The White House
Washington, DC 20500
(202) 456-1111 (phone)
To find Congressional e-mail addresses or other information, visit these Congressional websites:
The U.S. House of Representatives: www.house.gov
The U.S. Senate: http://www.senate.gov/
Search for the status of federal legislation in the House and Senate: http://beta.congress.gov/
Illinois NOW Legislative Action Alert:Paid Sick Leave legislation may move during next week’s Veto Session
SB 2147, The IL Healthy Workplace Act, sponsored by Senator Toi Hutchinson, may be voted on during Veto Session next week.
Action Needed: call your state senator and URGE THEM TO VOTE YES ON SB 2147, The IL Healthy Workplace Act.
Contact info for your senator can be found HERE
Don’t be sad and angry. Join NOW and together we will fight to protect the gains women have made in the last 50 years. Find your local chapter.
Join NOW today! www.now.org
For the Illinois NOW PAC Endorsements, click on the link above.
Early voting has begun! Contact your county clerk’s office for early voting info and hours.