Action Alert: Block Gorsuch Nomination to SCOTUS

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




Find IL NOW on Facebook: Illinois National Organization for Women

Twitter: Illinois_NOW

Instagram: now4illinois

Contact your members of Congress: NO to VAWA cuts, NO to Sessions as Attorney General! 

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. 
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ll your Member of Congress: 

US Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121 

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United States House of Representatives

Washington DC 20515

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To contact the President:

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Washington, DC 20500

(202) 456-1111 (phone)
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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 

Join Chicago NOW and Speak Out for Women

Women Demand Respect: A Speak-Out On The GOP Attacks on Women 

Please join AFSCME Council 31, Chicago NOW PAC, Chicago Women Take Action, Citizen Action Illinois, Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans, Men4Choice, People’s Action, and Planned Parenthood Illinois Action, and SEIU Health Care Illinois-Indiana

Time: Thursday, October 20th, 11AM-1PM

Location: Wacker Drive & Wabash Avenue, Chicago (across the river from Trump Tower)

If you can attend, please let everyone know you’re with Chicago NOW by wearing your Chicago NOW t-shirt or by wearing purple. We hope to see you this Thursday!