Thursday, May 23 - Rally for Reproductive Justice / Investigate CBP / Chicago Abortion Fund
Actions You Can Take Today
Action 1: TODAY - Chicago Rally for Reproductive Justice from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Daley Center Plaza (50 W Washington St.)
Action 2: Tell Congress to investigate CBP for child migrant deaths
Action 3: Support the Chicago Abortion Fund
Action 1: TODAY - Chicago Rally for Reproductive Justice on Thursday
Join us TODAY as we rally against conservative attacks on abortion rights and uplift a vision of reproductive justice that includes free abortion on demand for anyone who chooses to end a pregnancy. We will be sharing information and hearing from speakers who will help attendees plug into various aspects of the work ahead.
This event will include speakers from Chicago Abortion Fund, Midwest Access Coalition, Lifted Voices, National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF) and others and performances by Atena Danner and the Clamor & Lace Noise Brigade.
When: Thursday, May 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Daley Center Plaza (50 W Washington St.)
Action 2: Tell Congress to Investigate CBP for Child Deaths
Six migrant children have died in U.S. custody in the past eight months. When a 10-year-old girl passed away in 2018, she was the first migrant child to die in custody since 2010.
These deaths are heartbreaking and infuriating. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) is detaining thousands of migrant children and families in inhumane, unsafe conditions that are endangering lives.
One child death is abhorrent--six demand accountability. Tell Congress to begin hearings on child deaths in CBP custody and hold the agency responsible for the welfare of the people it holds in custody.
Senator Duckworth | DC: 202-224-2854 | Chicago 312-886-3506
Senator Durbin | DC: 202-224-2152 | Chicago 312-353-4952
Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [zip code] and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to ask [REP] to demand hearings on the deaths of six migrant children in CBP custody. Children and families are being held in inhumane, unsafe conditions, and we need to hold CBP accountable immediately before any more children die. What will [REP] do to hold CBP accountable?
Action 3: Support Chicago Abortion Fund
The Chicago Abortion Fund supports clients in Illinois, and across the Midwest and the entire country who are traveling to access the safe and compassionate care they deserve. Many seeking help come from surrounding low-access states - some from the states we’ve been seeing in the news lately, too. As restrictive bans continue to sweep the nation, we need to double down and dig deep into the wisdom of abortion funds who have been doing this work for decades. Chicago Abortion Fund has been working with sibling funds across the nation to move resources and connect callers to the care they deserve.