Our Rights Are on the Ballot!

ST. CHARLES, September 22, 2022 – The Kane County Democratic Women (KCDW) will host a forum on “Our Rights Are on the Ballot: The Impact of Dobbs v. Jackson!” on Thursday, October 13, 2022, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Dr., St. Charles, IL. The forum is free and open to the public.

The forum’s keynote speaker, Judge Elizabeth “Liz” Rochford will present a judicial perspective. Three panelists will discuss their work as advocates, followed by questions from the audience.

Judge Elizabeth Rochford, Associate Judge, 19th Circuit Court: Judge Rochford has served as an Assistant State’s Attorney and as the Commissioner of the IL Court of Claims.  She is running for the IL Supreme Court’s 2nd District and is committed to expanding access and inclusion in our legal system and making the court system fair for everyone.

Ameri Klafeta, Director of the Women’s and Reproductive Rights Project for the Illinois ACLU. In her role, Ameri works to expand access to comprehensive reproductive healthcare and improve gender equality.

Anna Moeller, IL State Representative, 43rd District:  Since 2014, Anna has championed legislation on pay equity, increased access to healthcare, care for the elderly and disabled, and support for victims of sexual assault.

Rianne Hawkins, Director of Advocacy and Campaigns for IL Planned Parenthood: Rianne has worked for passage of the Reproductive Health Act, the Equal Rights Amendment, and the Keeping Youth Safe and Health Act.

ABOUT THE KANE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC WOMEN: The mission of the KCDW is to harness the political power of Democratic women to create positive social change through engagement, education, and empowerment. For information about meetings, contact Carolyn Bird Salazar at kcdw@kcdwomen.com.