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. And it’s our job to protect women’s rights.
More abortion restrictions have been enacted across the U.S. this year 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:
- 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 31 years as demonstrated by the historic passage of HB 40 and the Reproductive Health Act (RHA).
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 cannot keep abortion safe, legal, and accessible
against the growing right-wing assault without your help.
This is why it is imperative that we make the 2021 Annual Awards Luncheon a success so we can defeat anti-choice extremism! This year’s virtual event will take place on Wednesday, October 20th and feature remarks from U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock. We will honor writer, producer, activist, and philanthropist Noman Lear, former Illinois State Senator Heather Steans, former State Representative Barbara Flynn Currie, and pro-choice activist and leader Kelley Foxx.
By purchasing a ticket, table, or making a contribution to the event, you can make a difference! For everyone in Illinois and across the Midwest, we must ensure that reproductive health care remains safe, legal, and accessible here in Illinois. Please help us make this a reality.