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Rally for Abortion & Full Reproductive Rights National Day of Action

October 8 @ 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The outsized abortion rights victory in Kansas shows that if we mobilize, we win!

The electoral victories in Kansas and in recent special elections show the broad popular support for people to control their own bodies and reproductive decisions. Millions are demanding the freedom to assert our autonomy and build our families free of discrimination, criminalization, and barriers.

Here in Chicago, a broad group of organizations is organizing in solidarity with a National Day of Action to defend – and expand – our access to safe and legal abortion and other reproductive rights.

We dream of a future with protections beyond Roe, in which everyone – no matter who they are, where they are from, or how much money they make – can access free, affirming healthcare within resourced, supportive communities.

Decades of erosion of access to basic healthcare such as abortion care and the overturn of Roe v. Wade, show we cannot depend on politicians and the voting booth alone to preserve and expand our rights.

We must also be in the streets to make sure that politicians and the courts heed our demands, and to build power within our communities. We must take direct action to support people coming to Illinois to exercise their reproductive rights and support their efforts to restore those rights in their home states.

We must recognize that the attack on abortion rights is part of a broader attack on all of our rights – union rights, LGBTQ rights, racial justice, and the rights of working people to do more than fight for scraps and shoddy social services in the world’s wealthiest nation.

A list of co-sponsors is in formation. Current co-sponsors include:
AAUW Illinois, Inc.
AAUW Naperville-IL Area
AIDS Foundation Chicago
Chicago Abortion Fund
Chicago Democratic Socialists of America
Chicago for Abortion Rights
Chicago National Organization for Women
Chicago Women Take Action (CWTA)
Democratic Women of McDonough County IL
Equality Illinois
Courts Matter Illinois
Gay Liberation Network
Illinois Choice Action Team
Illinois National Organization for Women
Indivisible Chicago
Indivisible Evanston
Indivisible Illinois
Indivisible Oak Park Area
McHenry County Citizens for Choice
McHenry County National Organization for Women
Mujeres Latinas En Accion
NCJW-National Council of Jewish Women Chicago North Shore Section
Racial Justice Coalition
Radical Women U.S.
Reproductive Transparency Now (RTN)
Toby’s Fund for Reproductive Health Equity
Will County National Organization for Women


October 8
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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U.S. Federal Building
100 NE Monroe Street
Peoria, IL 61602 United States