April 25 Info

We need many  volunteers to act as safety marshals and fill other event day roles on April 25.  If you can lend yourself to this effort, please signup at: #ILWMSpringfield: Volunteer and Safety Marshal signup

Accessibility:  An accessible area for wheelchairs and others needing ease of access is planned near the stage for both the 12pm and 2:30pm programs.  Sign language interpretation will also be happening in that same area.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Noon to 3 p.m.
Illinois State Capitol, Springfield

Noon: Rally at Lincoln Statue
12:45: Lobbying and March around the Capitol Complex
1:30: Deliver Pink Action Cards to your legislators; Continued lobbying inside
2:30: Final rally in the Capitol Rotunda
3:00: End time

Speakers at Noon include:

— State Comptroller Susana Mendoza

— Senate President John Cullerton

— Sen. Mattie Hunter

— Sen. Heather Steans

— Rep. Sara Feigenholtz

— Rep. Litesa Wallace

— Rep. Kelly Cassidy

— Rep. Lou Lang

— Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr.

— Planned Parenthood’s Brigid Leahy

— Citizen Action Illinois’ William McNary

— ERA activist Jeanne Dauray

— CAIR-Chicago’s Maaria Mozaffar

— PASO – West Suburban Action Project’s Mony Ruiz-Velasco

— Illinois Nurses Association’s Alice Johnson

— Inga Gorens, CNA Aperion Care, Springfield

— Singer Deborah Lane, Amalgamated Transit Unit 241/308

Following the rally there will be a march around the Capitol Complex, and then lobbying inside individually and in small groups.

At 2:30 p.m. There will be a final rally in the rotunda, with speakers including:

— trans advocate LaSaia Wade,

— ACLU’s Jenna Prochaska

—  gubernatorial candidates Sen. Daniel Biss, Ald. Ameya Pawar and J.B. Pritzker.

NOTE: Participation in a large outdoor march and rally may involve risk, and participants march at their own risk. Participants are expected to obey posted signs and placards, stay off the grass, stay out of fenced-off areas, march along the designated route, and be respectful of people and surrounding property. ILLINOIS WOMEN MARCH ON SPRINGFIELD, THE EVENT ORGANIZERS AND EVENT VOLUNTEERS SHALL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY INJURY TO PERSON OR LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY IN CONNECTION WITH THE EVENT.

Womens March on Springfield