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January 28, 2021

Thousands of Advocates Across the Midwest Participate in March for Life Chicago Tour

On Jan. 23, 2021, almost 600 cars filled with pro-life advocates paraded through downtown Chicago in the culminating event of March for Life Chicago's Moving the Movement tour. The rallies may have been different this year, but organizer Kevin Grillot still calls the tour a success.

The organizers of March for Life Chicago, rather than holding one large event in Chicago, took to the road this year to bring the pro-life movement across the midwest. The Moving the Movement Tour held rallies and processions at six tour stops in four states: Wisconsin, Nebraska, Indiana, and Illinois.

Event organizer and Executive Director of weDignify Kevin Grillot said,

“Our intention this year was to unite and inspire pro-life communities in Chicago and across the Midwest. We faced pandemic restrictions, denial of city permits, and weather challenges, yet the turnout at our stops in Wisconsin, Nebraska, Indiana, and Illinois exceeded our expectations. We were blown away by the dedication of speakers, volunteers and, most of all, the thousands of pro-life advocates who turned out en masse.”

Between in-person and livestream participants, March for Life Chicago estimates that over 8,000 people attended the tour.

The tour also collected diapers for donation to pregnancy resource centers. Organizers set the goal to collect 130,094 diapers, the same as the number of children aborted each year in the midwest. Amazingly, in-person and online donations exceeded that goal by over 25,000 diapers. In total, 156,518 diapers were distributed to 20 pro-life pregnancy resource centers.

March for Life Chicago 2022 is scheduled for Jan. 8, 2022. Organizers plan to once again feature the March for Life Chicago Convention, which was hosted to a capacity crowd.

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