Heart of Illinois NOW Tazewell/Woodford County
HOI NOW had a great month! Our chapter president won her primary with over 7,000 votes! We teamed up with Peoria NOW to hold an Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) Postcard writing party and threw a birthday party for the ERA. We also made several exciting plans for April that we are excited to share with you!
- Next HOI NOW Meeting, April 24th – Avanti’s in Pekin
Our next HOI NOW chapter meeting will be at the Avanti’s in Pekin at 6 pm. We hope to see you there! For event info, click here.
ERA Lobby Day – April 10th, Springfield
ERA Illinois is holding a lobby day for the ERA in Springfield on April 10th, in honor of Equal Pay Day. This is the symbolic day when women’s earnings finally catch up to what men made the year before. Some car pooling may be available. For event info, click here.
Peoria ERA Rally – April 10th, Peoria County Courthouse
For those who cannot make it to Springfield to lobby for the ERA, we are holding a demonstration at the Peoria County Courthouse to support our sisters and brothers in Springfield lobbying for the ERA. This will be a flash demonstration at noon for only 30 minutes. We are asking attendees to wear black and carry signs indicating their respective pay gap ratio. The goal is to draw attention for the ERA and get people talking. We have already made signs for folks too. Just show up on your lunch hour if possible! For event info, click here.
Open Virtual Phone Banks for the ERASign up to phone bank from home for the ERA. All you need is a computer/tablet and a phone. Numbers of friendly advocates and a phone script will be provided. We are working to set up some phone banking parties soon as well. If you’d like more info about phone banking, please fill out this form.