ILLINOIS WOMEN MARCH
Activists from Illinois prepare to rally to support a progressive legislative agenda, while they lobby lawmakers to pass a budget. The Illinois Women March on Springfield will be held on Tuesday, April 25, at the Capitol Building. Members of more than 50 organizations and supporters will march around the Capitol to raise awareness on issues such as women’s health and choice, immigration, education, criminal legal reform, the Equal Rights Act and passing an accountable budget for the state. The event will be divided into two rallies; the first one will be held in front of the Lincoln Statue at the Capitol Building at noon. This will be followed by a march around the complex. The second rally will commence at 2:30 p.m. inside the Capitol in the rotunda. Over 30 elected legislators have officially pledged their support for the march, and some of them will be among the featured speakers. Other speakers will include event organizers, representatives from advocating organizations and those affected most by the lack of a budget. For more information on the event, visit http://www.illinoiswomenmarchonspringfield.org.