Twelve ACE members, along people from the LWV-Naperville, the AAUW, and Will County NOW, went down to Springfield for ERA Lobby Day on April 10, 2018. They met with their representatives and urged them to pass SJRCA4, which would pass the ERA in Illinois and send it to the House soon after.
Illinois NOW President Michelle Fadeley, Paloma Arroyo of Planned Parenthood Illinois, and Blake Kelley from Men4Choice participated in ACE’s Women’s Issues Panel in March 2018. Click here to watch NCTV-17’s coverage.
ACE members supported Naperville North students on National Walkout Day to protest school shootings on March 14, 2018, one month after the Parkland, Florida, school shooting.
ACE members joined Indivisible Naperville in the St. Patrick’s Day parade in March 2018. The Blue Wave is coming in November!
ACE’s Meet the 2018 Candidates 2 featured Sadia Covert, Judge Linda Davenport, Ryan Huffman, David Stevens, and Jennifer Zordani in February 2018.
A large ACE contingent joined 300,000 (!) people for the 2018 Women’s March Chicago. Last year’s march was in response to Donald Trump being elected president. This year’s was a call to action for the 2018 primaries and mid-term elections in November. (Photo of the train station courtesy of Dayna Bateman.)
ACE members participated in the Naperville GOP Tax Scam Rally on Saturday, December 2, 2017. ACE Leader Beverly George spoke on how this terrible bill will affect public education, graduate students, and teachers.
ACE-Naperville welcomed women challenging long-time male legislators in 2018 for a Candidate Meet & Greet at the November 12, 2017 meeting. Speakers included Becky Anderson Wilkins, Kathleen Carrier, Carole Cheney, Dawn DeSart, Laura Ellman, and Lauren Underwood.
ACE-Naperville members marched with Indivisible dressed as Rosie the Riveter in the Labor Day Parade through downtown Naperville, IL on September 4, 2017.
Here’s the ACE-Naperville table at the Resistance Fair on August 26, 2017, in Bolingbrook, IL.
ACE-Naperville members attended the Our Lives Are on the Line Rally at the Federal Center and Plaza in downtown Chicago on July 29, 2017. Rep. Jan Schakowsky spoke along with many others who shared their ACA stories.
ACE-Naperville members protested to Save Our Health Care, sponsored by Indivisible Illinois, Friends Who March, and Indivisible DuPage, in Wheaton on June 22, 2017.
ACE-Naperville members attended CBIL6’s Adopt-a-District Town Hall with Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky on June 3, 2017. If Peter Roskam won’t meet with his constituents, Jan Schakowsky will.
ACE-Naperville members Carol Chesick and Julie Mark participated in Chicago’s March for Truth on June 3, 2017.
ACE-Naperville participated in the Activist Expo on May 20, 2017. Sponsored by the Coalition for a Better Illinois 6th, the event brought several groups together to kickoff voter registration drives, door-to-door canvassing, and phone banking the coalition will do over the summer and fall.
On April 29, 2017, ACE-Naperville member Doreen Schweitzer marched with the IL Sierra Club in Washington, DC, in the People’s Climate March. Other members marched in Chicago and in Ft. Myers. In spite of the rainy and cold weather in Chicago, turnout was strong and the spirits of the marchers were not dampened at all.
Read the Chicago Sun-Times article and interview of ACE-Naperville members Jeanie Guenther and Anna Gifford at the People’s Climate March in Chicago, April 29, 2017.
March for Science in Chicago, April 22, 2017
Click this link to see video from local NBC News of the estimated 40,000+ crowd at the Chicago March for Science. http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/march-for-science-chicago-420155254.html
Trump Tax Day March, Naperville, IL, March 15, 2017
Women’s March on Washington, D.C., January 21, 2017
Protesting Rep. Peter Roskam (R), Illinois 6th District in support of the ACA. Mr. Roskam consistently avoids meeting in Town Halls with his constituents. February, 2017.