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EI Participates in Women Demand Respect Rally

 

Women Demand Respect RallyICYMI – Representing Equality Illinois, our Jessica Peters joined a Women Demand Respect rally across from Chicago’s Trump Tower on Thursday to speak out against the anti-women rhetoric and attitudes of the Trump-Pence ticket. #womenspeak
Jessica joined advocates from UNITE HERE Local 1, Planned Parenthood Illinois Action, Chicago Women Take Action, Grassroots Illinois Action, Chicago NOW PAC, Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network, AFSCME Council 31, Citizen Action Illinois, Chicago Activites, Men4Choice, SEIU Healthcare Illinois & Indiana, and Independent Voters of Illinois.
Video is courtesy of the The Video Catalyst Project, where you can find video of the other rally speakers.

Posted by Equality Illinois on Saturday, October 22, 2016

 
Representing Equality Illinois, our Jessica Peters joined a Women Demand Respect rally across from Chicago’s Trump Tower on Thursday to speak out against the anti-women rhetoric and attitudes of the Trump-Pence ticket.

“We in the LGBTQ community know well what members of so many other communities know: words matter. Words internalize oppression. Words protect discrimination. Words incite violence,” Jessica said. “We at Equality Illinois stand with full respect for all women–young girls and grown women, lesbians and straight, transgender or cisgender. We join our partners today in calling on all Illinoisans, of all parties, to demand that their leaders exhibit basic human decency and honor the dignity of women.”

Video is courtesy of the The Video Catalyst Project, where you can find video of the other rally speakers.