Help Us Protect Women’s Rights –
Why the 2022 Election Matters
& Why We Need You
This is the once-in-a-decade election to protect women’s rights and reproductive freedom.
The question is no longer if Roe v. Wade will be overturned, but when. The six anti-choice judges on the U.S. Supreme Court have made the 2022 election the most important one for reproductive rights in 50 years. Here in Illinois, the 2022 election will determine the fate of legal abortion in the post-Roe era through 2033. This is because all legislative districts will have been redrawn, and ALL 177 House and Senate seats (and more!) will be up for election. On top of this, there are critical races for the Illinois Supreme Court where we are just one seat away from losing a pro-choice majority. And it’s our job to protect women’s rights.
More abortion restrictions have been enacted across the U.S. in 2021 than in any previous years—particularly in states with anti-choice Governors. You’ve likely seen the headlines, but here are just a few of the state restrictions that Illinois will face if we are not successful in 2022:
- Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed the most restrictive abortion ban into law which prohibits abortion at the point of fertilization.
- Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a new measure into law that bans abortions as early as six weeks (often before most women even know they’re pregnant). The bill also bans abortions that are the result of rape or incest.
- Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed a bill requiring that individuals seeking abortion receive an ultrasound with the image displayed and a simultaneous verbal description of the fetus from the provider.
- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed a provision that allows providers to refuse to perform health care services on the basis of religious beliefs.
In the post-Roe era, the only way to protect women’s rights and reproductive rights in Illinois is to elect pro-choice candidates to the Illinois General Assembly and Illinois Supreme Court, and then hold them accountable.
Personal PAC is the only organization whose sole mission is to do just that.
With your support, we can continue to execute our winning strategy across Illinois. Our disciplined and focused work has proven extremely successful over the past 32 years as demonstrated by the historic passage of HB 40, the Reproductive Health Act (RHA), and the Youth Health and Safety Act.
But our work is not done—reproductive rights are not secure and we are just one election away from losing all of the ground we’ve gained, even here in Illinois. We must prepare for the 2022 election to maintain our vulnerable pro-choice majority and to protect women’s rights. We need to (re)elect pro-choice champions, including Illinois’ only pro-choice candidate for Governor in 2022 – JB Pritzker.
We cannot keep abortion safe, legal, and accessible
against the growing right-wing assault without your help.
This is why it is imperative that we raise as many funds as possible to defeat anti-choice extremists running for office to overturn all of the progress we have made. Can you make a donation to help us win in this election?
Finally, save the date for our 29th Annual Awards Luncheon taking place on Tuesday, October 11th, 2022! Keep an eye out for coming details.