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

March 22, 2016

Actress Oliva Wilde stars as a person with Down syndrome in PSA

CoorDown, Italy’s national organization for people with Down syndrome, has released a new short film in time for World Down Syndrome Day on March 21. The film, by Saatchi & Saatchi, is a PSA featuring pro-choice actress Oliva Wilde.

“How Do You See Me?” focuses on the life of 19-year-old AnnaRose Rubright, a New Jersey college student who has Down syndrome. She wants people to know that her life is beautiful, and Down syndrome doesn’t hold her back. She doesn’t want to be seen solely as a person with Down syndrome, but as a person with hopes, dreams, and goals.

“I see myself following my dreams even if they are impossible, especially because they’re impossible,” Rubright says in a voiceover. “I see myself as an ordinary person with an important, meaningful, beautiful life. This is how I see myself. How do you see me?”



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