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IL NOW’s Virtual Trivia Night Fundraiser has been moved to Wednesday September 28th, 7PM. 🎉🎉PLEASE SAVE THE DATE🎉🎉 Proceeds will benefit the Chicago Abortion Fund.

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.


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For 56 million women between the two coasts, the stakes for their future access to legal abortion have never been higher. That is why Personal PAC’s work right now, today, has never been of greater importance.

On Tuesday, October 11th, Personal PAC will host its 29th Annual Awards Luncheon with Michele Bratcher Goodwin, a law professor, advocate, and author of Policing the Womb: Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood joining as our Keynote Speaker. This year’s Luncheon will be held in a hybrid format (COVID permitting), allowing supporters to attend the event either in-person or virtually. Stay tuned for additional guest speakers and honorees!

With the overturning of Roe v. Wade and the most consequential Illinois election in 50 years around the corner, we have never needed your help more in promoting this year’s Luncheon as a member of the event Benefit Committee.

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We’re excited to announce that the next Northwest Suburban Chapter Zoom meeting will feature coalition organizer Jan Schwartz. This online meeting will take place on Thursday, Oct. 13, starting at 7 p.m. and ending at 8:15 p.m.

Click here to register.

Jan is currently president of National Council of Jewish Women Chicago North Shore. She also organized two local coalitions: Promote the Vote Illinois and Promote Equity Illinois. Both coalitions quickly grew to more than 30 organizations with many supporting members. Given the pandemic, the growth of voter suppression, and the threat of many of our rights being challenged, joining forces to have the greatest voice possible, became Jan’s major goal.

At our meeting, Jan will focus on Promote the Vote Illinois (PTV IL), where she’ll review the history of PTV IL, discuss its mission and accomplishments, talk about membership, and provide action steps we can take to preserve democracy and all of our rights.

Jan Schwartz is a retired licensed psychologist and social worker, who received her graduate degrees at Washington University in St. Louis. For 40 years, she was a provider in Minneapolis, where she first developed and directed a low/no cost counseling center. She then was the director of The Rape and Sexual Assault Center in Minneapolis. Following that, she had a successful private practice for thirty years, specializing in multiple clinical areas.

We hope you’ll join us for this important discussion about Promote the Vote Illinois.

On June, 24, 2022, forty-nine years of women’s constitutional right to an abortion was overturned, and then Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina introduced legislation on September 13th 2022 that would institute a federal ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
We will NOT back down, and we will NOT go back!
You are invited to a Pro-Choice Rally, March and Post Rally to be held Sunday, October 16th, at Raymond Park (1501 Hinman ave Evanston IL) Participants will be asked to gather at 12 noon with inspiring speakers and various supporting organizations.
The focus of the afternoon will be toward garnering the support and energy of Pro-Choice advocates and promoting commitment to long term funding and volunteer assistance to organizations and clinics providing for reproductive justice and health.
Abortion bans affect WOC the most. Anti-Blackness, homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia, heteropatriarchy, etc… plays a huge role in health inequities.
March route will be released closer to event date.
To volunteer during the event and get involved please email prochoicerally2022@gmail.com
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/s/pro-choice-rally-and-march/606644041183960/ 

Join us for the 26th annual Will County Take Back the Night March / Vigil / Rally which will take place on October 2nd at Hufford Jr High School in Joliet. Will County Take Back the Night brings survivors, supporters, activists & community leaders together in a call for the end of violence against women.  Hufford Jr. High School 1125 N. Larkin Avenue, Joliet, IL

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/tZErdeqqqzkpHtPfFluvx2iMji6FNGjOeORe

Join us!  Learn more about who we are. Send email to info@mchenryconow.org

Join us!  Learn more about who we are. Send email to info@mchenryconow.org