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Governor Quinn: End Forced Sterilization in Illinois!

FRIDA Call to Action: Tell Governor Quinn to End Forced Sterilization in Illinois

Feminist Response in Disability Activism

It’s time to rise up, FRIDA Fighters!

Help Protect People With Disabilities Against Forced Sterilization!

Thanks to the hard work of many advocates, the Illinois State Senate and House have passed HB 2290, a bill that sets up protections against forced sterilization of people with disabilities who have guardians. Now, the bill is ALMOST a law! HB 2290 is sitting on the desk of Governor Pat Quinn. He has until August 11th to sign it.

Let’s use our people power! Help us contact Governor Quinn and tell him to sign HB 2290 ASAP!

Let the Governor know that you encourage him to sign HB 2290 before august 11th, because it sets up a process that makes sure that people with disabilities are not sterilized against their will. This is an important human right. We all deserve not to have our bodies interfered with, without our consent.

You can send Governor Quinn a written letter at:

Governor Pat Quinn
Office of the Governor
James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph, 16-100
Chicago, IL 60601

You can CALL him at:
Phone: 312-814-2121

You can e-mail him using the web form found at: http://www.illinois.gov/gov/contactthegovernor.cfm.

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