Monday, May 20 - Emergency Rally to Save Reproductive Rights / Pass the RHA / Indivisible Chicago Podcast

Actions You Can Take Today

 

Action 1: TODAY - Emergency Rally to Save Reproductive Rights

Georgia. Alabama. Ohio. Indiana. Missouri. The list of states passing reckless, dangerous bans on abortion seems to grow by the day. One thing is now clear beyond any doubt – anti-abortion forces will not stop until Roe v. Wade is overturned and access to safe, legal abortion is severely curtailed. We must act now to save Roe.

Join us TODAY, Monday, May 20 at 5 p.m. at Federal Plaza in downtown Chicago (Adams and Dearborn) for a Rally to Save Roe!

We will be joined by a coalition of organizations committed to protecting access to women’s reproductive health care, and learn about how we can take action in Illinois. Right now, the Illinois House of Representatives is considering the Reproductive Health Act (House Bill 2495), a measure designed to protect and insure access to abortion care, contraceptives and maternal care in Illinois.

Join us for this event and spread the word.

Action 2: Tell IL State Reps to Pass the Reproductive Health Act

Without the Reproductive Health Act (RHA), when Roe is overturned (not if) Illinois could have:

  • Lack of insurance coverage for abortion care and birth control

  • Mandatory spousal consent for abortion

  • 24-hour waiting periods

  • Bans on assisted reproductive techniques like in vitro fertilization (IVF).

The Reproductive Health Act (RHA), House Bill 2495, is all that stands between the women of Illinois and anti-choice extremists wanting to ban safe, legal abortion. Tell your rep to support this bill and call it to the floor today!

Find your State Rep’s contact info

Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [zip code] and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling because I want you to support and vote YES on the Reproductive Health Act (HB 2495).

Extreme politicians are introducing, and right-wing anti-choice people are supporting, unconstitutional bills with one goal - to ban safe, legal abortion. With the current make-up of the Supreme Court and new threats to safe, legal abortion it is critical that Illinois lead in ensuring reproductive freedom is a reality for ALL Illinois women! Women’s rights are under attack and we need you to whatever you can to make sure this bill passes. Thank you.

Action via Men4Chocie Advocacy

 

Action 3: Indivisible Chicago Podcast

Every Sunday, Indivisible Chicago members Tom Moss releases a new episode of the Indivisible Chicago Podcast (ICP). It’s a great way to keep up with the latest news about the Indivisible movement on a local level and to stay plugged in to upcoming efforts around the city.

Opening: We’re hearing the drumbeat of war. It’s a bit like the days before the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and a bit more like the movie Wag the Dog. Is there any reason to think things may go differently this time?

Segment 1: As red states pass laws aimed at challenging Roe, organizations are taking action. Julie Lynn from Planned Parenthood of Illinois joins the podcast to talk about the Reproductive Health Act, which remains stalled in the state legislature. Find out how to help unstall it at PassRHA.com. Also, join the emergency rally at Federal Plaza on Monday, 5/20, 5pm.

Segment 2: Are there too many candidates for president? Should they focus on the Rust Belt or all 50 states? Should they move more to the left or to the center? Indivisible National Political Director María Urbina joins the podcast for a bit of mythbusting about 2020.

Daily Actions Editor