PRESS RELEASE: New Event Hosts and Date Announced for the 2024 Illinois State March for Life


New Event Hosts and Date Announced for the 2024 Illinois State March for Life    

Legislators and Pro-Life advocates to Address Marchers in Springfield on April 17th , 2024  

SPRINGFIELD, IL: Today, the March for Life Education and Defense Fund announced its partnership with Illinois Right to Life to organize the annualIllinois March for Life on Wednesday, April 17, 2024. This new partnership comes after previous organizer, weDignify, transitioned the event’s organization to both Illinois Right to Life and the March for Life. Marking this transition, weDignify’s Executive Director Anna Kinskey said, “weDignify is proud to have led Midwesterners to advocate for preborn children, mothers, and families through the Illinois March for Life. As weDignify focuses on growing and expanding our college programs that change hearts and save minds, I am thrilled that the Illinois March for Life has a new home in Illinois Right to Life and their partnership with March for Life. I look forward to supporting these pro-life organizations in changing Illinois’ laws and culture to support preborn life.” 

“The March for Life, along with Illinois Right to Life, is delighted to welcome pro-life friends from Illinois to the second annual Illinois March for Life, where we will advocate for policies that respect the human dignity of every person, born and unborn,” said Jeanne F. Mancini, President of March for Life Defense and Education Fund. “We extend our heartfelt gratitude to weDignify for their remarkable work in rallying the pro-life movement in Illinois. It is a true honor for us to carry the March forward as we take the battle to the steps of the State Capitol Building in Springfield.”   

“As the national abortion industry continues to exploit Illinois’ extreme pro-abortion policies, the pro-life movement’s only option in our state is to grow and mobilize,” said Mary Kate Zander, Executive Director of Illinois Right to Life. “We at Illinois Right to Life are thrilled to see the Illinois March for Life continue in Springfield and are grateful for this new partnership. It’s our hope that pro-lifers across the state will receive this news as we have: with great encouragement and enthusiasm.”  

The Illinois March for Life will take place at the Springfield State Capitol Building on Wednesday, April 17, 2024.   

Event schedule and speakers will be announced as April 17th approaches.     

Please email Bridget Hobbs ([email protected]) or Theresa Olohan ([email protected]) or Alexandra Bedner ([email protected]) if you plan to attend/cover.  

March for Life is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization that promotes the beauty and dignity of every human life by working to end abortion – uniting, educating and mobilizing pro-life people in the public square. It hosts the largest annual human rights demonstration in Washington, DC every January.