Equal Rights Amendment

Equal Rights Amendment Update
We are happy to report that the ERA was not called for a vote this week. Thank you for all your hard work to contact your legislators and reach out to others to engage their help on this important issue. Your efforts combined with divine intervention kept the ERA from moving forward. Your voices were truly heard in Springfield this week!

The resolution to ratify the ERA still remains on the table and can still be voted on, but the Illinois Senate and the Illinois House will not meet again until mid January 2018. Click here for more

September 10, 2015

Office Depot accused of religious discrimination; refused to print anti-abortion flyer

An Office Depot in Chicago's northwest suburbs is being accused of religious discrimination for refusing to print flyers containing a prayer published by Father Frank Pavone and Planned Parenthood's own published statistics.

Thursday, Chicago's Thomas More Society sent a demand letter to Office Depot, challenging the company's refusal to print religious flyers for customer Maria Goldstein at its Schaumburg, IL location as discrimination and a violation of the Cook County Human Rights Ordinance.

“Anyone can order printing at Office Depot,” said Thomas Olp, Thomas More Society special counsel attorney. “But because Ms. Goldstein’s flyers had religious content—namely calling for prayer for Planned Parenthood—Office Depot refused to complete her order. This is a blatant violation of the Cook County Human Rights Ordinance, which forbids public businesses from discriminating based on religion.”

Click here for the originating article from Illinois Review.