Young Feminist Conference (YFC) - reproductive health workshop - Nov 9, 2019
OUR YOUTH MATTERS! She Votes Illinois was thrilled to be a partnering organization with Cause the Effect Chicago for their annual Young Feminist Conference in Chicago on November 9.
Our workshop, #BeLikeIllinois: Reproductive Health Activism in IL, presented by Chicago Abortion Fund, Illinois Handmaids and Planned Parenthood Illinois Action shared what organizations and state legislators are doing to ensure Illinois remains a safe beacon for abortion and comprehensive reproductive health care. We provided the audience with tools to take concrete actions and provide practical support to current reproductive justice and sexual health/rights issues.
(Photo: YFC event program including She Votes Illinois board member Annie Williams and co-founder, Maureen Keane)
🚨 CALL TO ACTION: Join the TRUST YOUTH campaign to repeal PNA led by Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health.
Voter Registration Drive at Roosevelt University - Nov 12 & 14, 2019
YOUR VOTE MATTERS! She Votes Illinois joined forces with Roosevelt University student Sariah Bolden for a two day event to register students to vote in the state of Illinois in preparation for the 2020 elections. With so much at stake, 2020 is going to be a BIG year, and together we must make it count!
(Photo (left to right): She Votes Illinois Board members Sophia Madana, Stephanie Sims, Roosevelt University Sariah Bolden, and She Votes IL co-founder, Maureen Keane)
🚨 CALL TO ACTION: If you'd like She Votes Illinois to help you register students to vote at your school or speak in one of your classes, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org - Let's connect & collaborate!
She Votes Families! Pop-up event - Nov 17, 2019
LIFE IS BUSY! We at She Votes Illinois are so incredibly grateful and awe-inspired by everyone who participated in and attended our first pop-up event, She Votes Families!, at Aubergine Chicago on Sunday, Nov. 17. To read further about the day’s event, read our Medium article here.
(Photo: (back row left to right): Rep. Delia Ramirez, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx, and Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller with She Votes Illinois Advisory Council member Annie Warshaw (first row 2nd from the right)
🚨 CALL TO ACTION: Call, email or write your IL State Representative and your IL State Senator today to support the Paid Maternity Act bill (HB9). openstates.org/find_your_legislator/
Women’s March Chicago - Jan 18, 2020
MAKE IT COUNT! Inspiring women and allies to get out the vote (GOTV); protect and advocate for women’s rights; and get activated in our upcoming elections and the 2020 census, Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller, Vital Votes USA President Egerton Abulu, and She Votes Illinois’ very own Mary Catherine Hanafee LaPlante spoke to the enthusiastic crowd at our Pritzker Park meetup before the women’s march.
She Votes Illinois was also proud to be a participating organizer for the Chicago Women’s March on Saturday, January 18 representing on the Voters Block of the Gallery of Issues Route.
Be sure to join us at the next march planned for October 2020.
(Photo (left to right): She Votes Illinois Board member Aoife Reynolds, Advisory Council member Mary Catherine Hanafee LaPlante and graphic designer volunteer Lauren Niemchick)
🚨 CALL TO ACTION: Text MARCH to 91999 to learn more about the issues that impact you.