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National Day of Action reproductive-rights rally set for Oct. 8
2022-10-04

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In Chicago, a broad group of more than 40 organizations—including a who's who of reproductive-justice groups—is organizing a rally in solidarity with a National Day of Action to defend and expand access to safe and legal abortion and other reproductive rights.

The event will take place Saturday, Oct. 8, at 12 p.m. at Federal Plaza, 219 S. Dearborn St.

Just some of the local organizations involved are Equality Illinois, Mujeres Latinas en Accion, She Votes Illinois, the Illinois and Chicago chapters of the National Organization for Women, Gay Liberation Network, AIDS Foundation Chicago, Planned Parenthood Illinois Action, Chicago Area Progressives, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago and the Chicago Teachers Union.

The coalition stated, in part, "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."

For more information, visit the Abortion & Full Reproductive Rights National Day of of Action FB event page.


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