Who Represents You?
Equal Rights Amendment
"Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex."
A commonsense amendment but one that has yet to be added to the U.S. Constitution. The ERA was introduced in every session of Congress from 1923 until it passed in 1972. But in the 45 years since passage it has only been ratified by 36 of the required 38 states.
Hilary Denk, of the LWVIL Issues Committee, spoke to the Illinois Sub-committee on Constitutional Amendments urging it to pass the bill out of committee to be voted upon by the Illinois Congress.
See her full statement here.
Time for Action -- Reproductive Rights
Governor Rauner has vowed to veto HB40 if it passes. This bill provides for abortion rights in Illinois if Roe v. Wade is overturned or modified by the Supreme Court. It also allows women abortion care through Medicaid and the State Employees Health Insurance
Call Gov. Rauner at 312 814-2121 or 217 782-0244 and ask him to support HB40.
Two years without a state budget
Let Governor Rauner know what you think. Call:
Springfield 217 782 0244 or
Chicago: 312 814 2121 or
write an email at Illinois.gov
Contribute a craft item to the LWVIL silent auction held June 10 - 11. Anything homemade: crocheting, knitting, silver work, beading, quilting, photography, painting. You do it; we want it. Contact Mary Hummel
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See a list of recommended books about women here
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