Thank you for supporting the ACLU of Illinois’ Bill of Rights Celebration this past Saturday. Nearly 500 of our members and supporters joined us for the gala, and together, we raised more than $575,000 to support the ACLU’s work to extend and protect civil liberties and human rights.
We are so grateful to our dynamic co-chairs, Sylvia Neil and Carrie Newton, and the truly fabulous dinner committee who worked so hard and creatively to make the evening such a tremendous success. Very special thanks go to our generous sponsors, host committee members, and many volunteers without whom the event would not have been possible. And, a huge thank you to our keynote speaker, U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky.
The evening celebrated the 35th anniversary of our Reproductive Rights Project with a call to action by our project director, Lorie Chaiten:
“Efforts to marginalize women persist. Efforts to limit access to contraception and deny women reproductive healthcare persist. So, there is much work left to do. Even after more than three decades of great success, the Reproductive Rights Project at the ACLU of Illinois cannot rest, and we still need your help.”
It was an incredible evening in support of this work and all of the ACLU’s efforts in defense of freedom, equality, and the rights guaranteed by our Constitution. We thank you for this support, and look forward to working with each of you!
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